University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Webcam “Cycle for MS” Connection

30 hours

Community partner: Bluebird Legacy
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer By joining our team as our “Webcam Cycle for MS Technical Lead” you will be meeting a need of coordinating webcam installation and recording applications at MS-Take Charge in Eau Claire, WI to ensure sustainable streaming and videos to showcase on social media sharing the collaboration with MS-Just Keep Moving in Waukesha, WI. Create a community partnership with the newly forming nonprofit MS-Take Charge, Inc. This community collaboration will become a reference for you in the future.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer MS-Take Charge is a nonprofit organization focusing on providing movement therapy and wellness for people with Multiple Sclerosis. We strive to educate and empower strength and independence through community collaboration and “Take Charge” of MS by learning to move MS energy effectively and creating Vitality of Body, Mind, and Spirit in the Chippewa Valley area.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Someone with an interest in collaborating with me as I form a health and wellness community engagement nonprofit organization for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis. 1. Time management - juggling multiple tasks Utilize one’s skills to enhance their service-learning experience 2. Proficiency in webcam streaming technology 3. Ability to work independently and collaboratively 4. Strong organizational skills and ability to meet tight deadlines 5. Utilize one’s skills to enhance their service-learning experience


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer Play a vital role in supporting our organization's development by researching suitable webcam options to purchase. Setup and install webcam, tripod and lighting successfully at MS-Take Charge in Eau Claire, WI so we can “Cycle for MS” via zoom with MS-Just Keep Moving in Waukesha, WI. This is an excellent learning opportunity for you as well as a chance to be interning with a grassroots nonprofit while building your resume.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Webcam Opportunities are on Wednesday 9am-11am, 4pm-6pm, Friday 9am-11am. Otherwise time commitment is Flexible - we will work with the student’s schedule.


Additional information (not required).

Answer Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological disorder usually manifesting itself in early 20’s. Almost one million people in the United States have MS, making it one of the most common causes of neurological disability among young adults (20’s-40’s) in North America. The prevalence of MS in Wisconsin is medium to high and there is an estimated 20,000 people in Wisconsin impacted by Multiple Sclerosis.