Our Mission: White Pony Express (WPE) is a 501(c)(3) organization that facilitates the recovery and distribution of healthy, perishable food, along with new and like new clothing, toys, and books. WPE works efficiently with our community partners to eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need.
General Description: The Food Rescue Program Intern will be primarily responsible for gathering and organizing data on our current partner beneficiaries of WPE rescued food. It is important for WPE to better understand the needs of our partners and the individuals they serve so we may better support their specific needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Organize current Food Rescue research and documents.
Organize all data including any spreadsheets and forms.
Ensure data gets into appropriate databases.
Perform some research to help identify, evaluate and prioritize prospective partnerships with potential donors for White Pony Express.
Special projects as assigned.
Organized, with strong attention to detail.
Ability to delegate tasks and motivate volunteers.
Strong communicator, with leadership tendencies.
Strong ability to collaborate and work effectively in a team setting.
Strong ability to take initiative and be self-motivated.
Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented.
Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft (Word, Excel, and Outlook), on-line research, and general familiarity with databases.
Current students, Retirees and those looking to change occupations are welcome to apply.
Job Type: Internship, 10 hours per week, 3-4 months
MISSION Our mission is to help eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need--with love. GUIDING PRINCIPLE: UNITY We honor the essential unity of all by embracing and serving all those in need. OUR VISION We draw on the generous nature of our community members. In consequence a shared consciousness is born, in which it is natural for us to help one another. When that shared consciousness becomes widespread, there will be no more hunger and no more poverty.
At White Pony Express, we rescue fresh surplus food from supermarkets, restaurants, and farmers’ markets and deliver it free of charge to organizations that feed the hungry. We also collect and distribute high-quality clothing, children's toys, and books.
We were founded by Dr. Carol Weyland Conner in 2013. Dr. Conner conceived this model as an excellent way to help eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering the abundance all around us to our neighbors in need. From our first day, Dr. Conner has stressed that more important than the food and clothing we deliver is the love we give. Love is at the heart of a family, and we are one family.
Beyond our goal of helping others, WPE aims to create opportunities for selfless service. Hundreds of volunteers make White Pony Express possible. They volunteer with us because they believe in our mission. They know they are helping others who have urgent needs at this time in their lives.