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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

12 Tenney WayBrunswick, ME 04011

From the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.SNAP reduces not only hunger but poverty.

About

Did you know that Maine has the 3rd highest rate of hunger in the country?


Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program and the Food Security Coalition of Mid Coast Maine seek volunteers to work at community food pantries to educate people about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and help them apply and access this crucial program.

SNAP is unequivocally the nation’s first and most effective line of defense against hunger. It not only provides low-income people with reliable grocery money, it also creates a stimulus in the local economy by generating $9 in activity for every $5 spent with SNAP. The vast majority of SNAP recipients are children, the elderly and disabled (63%) and most households include someone who is working or worked in the past 12 months.

Key responsibilities:

  • Prescreen individuals for SNAP eligibility

  • Assist eligible clients with the SNAP application

  • Provide information about SNAP benefits and other available food resources

  • Stay informed about SNAP policy and program changes

  • Maintain record log and submit to supervisor

We have positions available in Brunswick and in numerous towns in Lincoln County. For this position, a volunteer must:

  • have reliable transportation

  • have sensitivity for people’s unique situations

  • strong listening and communication skills

  • be available 1 day per week (2 to 3-hour shifts)

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about both federal food assistance and charitable food assistance

  • Work one-on-one with clients

  • Conduct outreach in rural communities (optional)

  • Engage with other volunteers and committed citizens

  • Receive training and support from staff

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Organization
  • Community Outreach
  • Case Work / Management
  • Cross-cultural Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 shift per week (2-3 hour shift)
  • Must have reliable transportation

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