The Little Free Pantries Project is seeking someone bright, enthusiastic, savvy and not afraid to think "outside the box" to take social media by the reins alongside a small team of other killer, cool volunteers. We are an all volunteer, grassroots driven organization www.thelittlefreepantries.org
Do you understand how to make people feel welcome and a part of a community through social media? Do you have a passion for connecting people and building community through a common purpose? Are you passionate about reducing barriers to food and delivering an avenue for people to resource food on a hyper local level by way of neighbors supporting neighbors? If so, The Little Free Pantries Project may be right for you!
This vital role is part of a small social media team in creating a vibrant and active online community, promoting and sharing the voice and messaging of food insecurity and the power a Little Free Pantry can hold for a community. As a member of our social media team, you’ll work collectively with a small team of volunteers, managing the Facebook and Instagram feeds.
We believe food resources should be available to all regardless of need. Little Free Pantries are a mode to deliver food through mutual aid, allowing us to function as neighbors in solidarity rather than charity, ensuring the organizing effort is mutually beneficial and all people are cared for. Little Free Pantries are a zero-barrier access point to food, allowing for non-judgemental, anonymous access to food. Food is freely exchanged, acknowledging some may need more while others need less. Little Free Pantries not only support neighbors who are facing food insecurity but also build micro-communities. They empower people to make immediate change toward their neighborhood.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Equity is fundamental to our mission to fight hunger and nourish our community. Where we live, how much money we make, or the color of our skin currently influences access to healthy and culturally-appropriate foods. We must address the roots of these inequities so everyone in our community has the opportunity to live their best life. We invite individuals from different abilities, ethnicities, genders, races, religions, sexual orientations, age and socioeconomic backgrounds to take part in and shape our work.
Our ideal Committee Member candidate will have:
A deep belief that there should be more low-barrier access points to food resources in our communities
Committed work ethic. Excellent follow-up skills
Experience with working with a team, program or event planning or relevant skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent problem solving skills, ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Good strategic and tactical thinking
The ability to work in a collaborative style and move others to action by planning, motivating, and organizing work tasks
Key Social Media Committee Member responsibilities include:
Actively participating in committee meetings and the completing assigned tasks within agreed upon timeframes
Keeping TLFP’s social media profiles up to date with upcoming events, announcements, and relevant material
Not being afraid to experiment and try new things while building on emerging social media platforms
Owning day-to-day posting and engagement
Planning the next 6 months of social media and marketing efforts
Building followers and increasing and monitoring engagement across social media platforms
Drafting new content for social media platforms
Brainstorming creative ideas for building engagement and interest through the varied social media platforms
Writing effective posts, which create engage responses and shares
Laughing and not taking yourself too seriously! We don’t!..., but we do take our projects mission seriously and driven to continue to find ways to provide more low barrier access points to food
Expected time commitment: 5-10 hours/week, but this may vary. We ask that all team members commit to at least 6 months. Please be honest about your time commitments. While we realize it is difficult to forecast what you may be doing four or five months out, we ask potential team members to try their best to be upfront about any conflicts, either work or personal.
Gain leadership and communication skills in a start-up non-profit setting
Opportunity to place your "thumb print" on a new social media project
Have the leeway/autonomy to try new things and build on emerging social media platforms
Sharpen social media management and writing skills
Build upon your personal portfolio
Network with mutual aid, food emergency relief organizations
Make significant, powerful change for those resourcing food
Little Free Pantries provide a viable, low barrier, 24/7, non-judgemental access point to food and they empower people to make immediate change toward their neighborhood. Neighbors give what they can by placing food, hygiene, or paper items inside the pantry. Anyone who needs those items can freely take from the pantry, without judgement.
The aim of The Little Free Pantries Project is to foster the cooperation of neighbors to address immediate and local needs surrounding food insecurity. Little Free Pantries work alongside more established models such as food banks and offer a low-barrier access point to food while helping fill the gaps in the system
We believe our neighborhoods are the core to any healthy community and by providing more accessible points for healthy, culturally relevant foods, as well as opportunities for neighbors to help neighbors, our neighborhoods strengthen. The opportunity for culturally desired and healthy food access is possible through this form of direct giving, by neighbors and for neighbors.
We believe food resources should be available to all regardless of need. Little Free Pantries are a mode to deliver food through mutual aid, allowing us to function as neighbors in solidarity rather than charity, ensuring the organizing effort is mutually beneficial and all people are cared for. A goal of The Little Free Pantries Project is to create a community-rich place where food is seen as a shared resource through social practice rather than as a private good and through this action, communities connect and become stronger.
Advocacy & Human Rights
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
December 30, 2020
Brand Development & Messaging
Social Media / Blogging
Expected time commitment: 3-5 hours/week, but this may vary. We ask that all team members commit to at least 6 months. Please be honest about your time commitments, while we realize it is difficult to forecast but appreciate honesty.
E-mail a brief letter of interest outlining your skills, including a paragraph of why you are interested in this project, what resonates for you about food insecurity. Please include 2 personal or professional references