CalFresh Community Outreach Volunteer


(33.661827,-117.73819)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

8014 Marine WayIrvine, CA 92618


About

Description:

In Orange County alone, there are more than 315,000 people in Orange County who are at risk of going hungry each month. Many of those who are experiencing food insecurity are working-poor families, children, and seniors who are often finding it hard to make ends meet. Our mission at Second Harvest Food Bank is to end hunger in Orange County so that we create a future where no one goes hungry.

The CalFresh Community Outreach volunteer will work closely with the CalFresh Capacity Coordinator and other CalFresh volunteers to focus efforts on educating the community and increasing participation in CalFresh (formerly food stamps or SNAP). The community outreach volunteer will be responsible for visiting weekly food pantry distributions and other community events to conduct direct outreach with food insecure populations. The outreach volunteer will be a crucial member of the team in order to improve low participation rates of CalFresh in Orange County.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Become a knowledgeable resource on the CalFresh program
  • Conduct direct outreach to food insecure communities regarding CalFresh
  • Attend food pantry distributions to prescreen individuals for CalFresh
  • Make appointments during outreach for individuals to attend our program sites for CalFresh application assistance
  • Attend resource fairs and community events to educate attendees about our programs

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual abilities, Spanish speaker preferred
  • A passion for hunger alleviation and community development
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance coverage (mileage compensation provided)

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Spanish
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Flexible, minimum of 8 hours per week; 15-18 weeks

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