Internship: Farmers' Market CalFresh Booth Leader and Outreach Assistant


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Feb 01, 2018 - Thu May 31, 2018

Where

909 12th StreetSuite 200Sacramento, CA 95814

About

Are you ready to join the foodjusticemovement? Are you passionateaboutequalaccesstohealthyfood? Are you a communityorganizer with a knack for outreach? If this sounds like you, then an internship with us at Alchemist Community Development Corporation could be a great fit!

Our booths are located at a number of Sacramento area Farmers' Markets, and allow customers who are on CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) to purchase vouchers that they can use to shop at the market, since vendors are unable to directly accept the CalFresh card. We promote the "market match" incentive program, encouraging customers to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables, and provide assistance in helping individuals apply for CalFresh. We pride ourselves in keeping fresh, local produce accessible and affordable to all members of the community in California's Farm to Fork capital!

Internship Description:

As a Farmers’ Market CalFresh Booth Leader and Outreach Assistant you will operate the booth at one of our Sacramento Area Farmers' Markets and conduct outreach to the community regarding the program. This is a four-month internship, with the opportunity for an extension. This internship is unpaid, but we provide mileage reimbursement and a letter of recommendation upon completion. The intern will report to the Farmers’ Market Program Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

As a CalFresh Booth Leader you will:

  • Process transactions at the farmers’ market booth
  • Educate CalFresh users and farmers on the program
  • Train new volunteers and lead experienced volunteers
  • Complete weekly record-keeping
For outreach assistance you will:
  • Promote the program at various community centers
  • Represent Alchemist CDC at community events
  • Assist individuals completing CalFresh Applications

Requirements:

  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Comfortable speaking with public
  • Able to commit to one weekly Farmers' Market (either Thursday, Saturday or Sunday) and five hours for weekly outreach
  • Ability to store and transfer equipment including a plastic bin, canopy tent, table, and two chairs
  • Reliable transportation
  • Familiarity with CalFresh/EBT/Food Stamps a plus
  • Spanish language a plus

We'd love to hear from you! Please send your resume to:

Emma Burke- Farmers’ Market Program Coordinator

emma@alchemistcdc.org

Skills

  • Data Entry
  • Program Management
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 hours/week

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