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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

When:

We’ll work with your schedule. 5-15 hours/week

Where:

Second Harvest Cypress Center

4001 N 1 st Street in San Jose

Potential to work from home on specific areas of the project

Parameters of VOLUNTEER POSITION

Help us preserve our heritage! Second Harvest of Silicon Valley seeks someone who has an archivist or library background and who knows the importance of capturing an organization’s history. We are looking for a volunteer who can take the lead in helping us create and build, organize, and launch a digital media archive of photographs, video, press coverage, collateral, and other materials dating back more than 40 years. Possible position for a student intern.

This is an opportunity to be a part of Second Harvest’s vision to end hunger. We hope to find a talented and enthusiastic individual who will advise and work with our small but dedicated heritage team to preserve our past as we evolve into an exciting and dynamic new era.

This job is for you if you:

  • Value history and saving the past for future generations
  • Have interest and experience in archiving and structuring a digital media archive from the ground up
  • Are excited about establishing a retrospective catalog of Second Harvest’s rich history
  • Enjoy product photography
  • Want use this experience to further a career in museums, libraries, educational institutions and the non-profit sector

Skills:

Highly organized

Excellent verbal/written communication

Product photography--may not be necessary if we fill a volunteer position for a photographer

Flexible

Willing to learn new tools and software

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum 3-6 month commitment

At least 5-15 hours per week.

Interest in and knowledge of archival methods

Technical fluency of Microsoft Windows OS

Problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems

Knowledge of Libris, a digital asset management software tool, or willingness to learn

Ability to travel between our two San Jose sites and our San Carlos sites, if necessary.

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About Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Location:

4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134, US

Mission Statement

Lead our community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

Description

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is a private non-profit organization that collects and distributes more than 66 million pounds of food each year. We currently serve an average of 250,000 individuals each month; 60% are low income families and 20% are seniors. By building collaborative networks, we efficiently distribute food by leveraging donations of money, food and human resources. But we cannot do it alone. We rely upon the energy and commitment of the local community to fight hunger.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Second Harvest Food Bank4001 N. First StreetSan Jose, CA 95134

(37.41315,-121.95247)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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