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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Opportunity Team Details

Administrative & Marketing Team

Administrative & Marketing Team

The Empowered Caregiver

The Empowered Caregiver does a weekly radio show & podcast to support the nearly 600,000 family caregivers that live in Wisconsin. Through grant funding we are able to provide deserving caregivers a "caregiver gift box" mailed to them free of charge. Here are the areas in which The Empowered Caregiver could use support: • Social Media Postings • Connecting with local agencies that support family caregivers. • Help with the Logistics of a "Comedy For Caregivers" event to raise funds for the caregiver gift boxes & to provide funding for respite to support family caregivers (respite care funding will be donated to a local agency that provides respite care) • Help connecting with HR departments/business owners to send information on creating Caregiver Friendly Workplaces • Post radio show production (breaking down minute highlights of the radio show to post on social media) • Be part of the creative process of exploring compelling show topics and guests • Assembly of caregiver gift boxes The day and hours below are for a weekly planning meeting with the team, but some of these tasks might be also done during added virtual times around the team's schedule. This opportunity would be a good fit for those going into marketing, broadcasting, or positions that work with or support family caregivers

The Empowered Caregiver strives to support, educate, advocate, and celebrate the 1 in 5 Wisconsinites that are also caregivers. A caregiver is a person that provides care and support for a senior, a person with a disability, a veteran, or someone with a chronic illness. This role could minimal for some and a full time (typically unpaid) job for others. As rewarding as caregiving is, it can negatively impact one's physical, financial, and mental wellbeing. The Empowered Caregiver uses social media and does a weekly radio show & podcast to reach family caregivers.

Civic Media Studios
202 State Street, Floor 2
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Fall 2023

Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
from 9/25/2023 to 12/8/2023

Bike/B-Cycle, Bus, Walk