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Animator, Benefits Access SNAP Training Video

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Hunger Free America

Animator, Benefits Access SNAP Training Video

About the Benefits Access Team

The Benefits Access (BA) Team at Hunger Free America works to help individuals and families determine their eligibility and apply for federal food assistance programs, such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children). The BA Team runs staff training sessions several times a year to communicate complex, updated information about accessing SNAP benefits, so that HFA staff are able to assist individuals and families over the phone and at our Bronx office.

About the Project

The goal of this project is to create accompanying animations for SNAP training sessions to make it more engaging, digestible, and accessible, especially for visual learners and newcomers to this information. While the volunteer will have creative liberty, the Benefits Access team will provide comments and some requirements for the content.

The completed project will likely include a few minutes of active animation, and will illustrate several different stories of clients who have worked with the BA team to access their benefits. The video will be an educational tool, and will feature "myth-busters" about SNAP.

It is understood that animation is a time-consuming process, so the volunteer will use their expertise and experience to inform the Benefits Access Team on the scale of this kind of project, and determine expectations for its length, complexity, etc. It is anticipated that the video will take a few months to complete. The volunteer and the BA team will determine the expected time commitment of the volunteer together, based on the volunteer’s assessment of how many hours of work this project would require.

Both experienced and early-career animators are welcome to apply!

Volunteer Role

The volunteer will design and create engaging animations to accompany the SNAP Training presentation, with guidance from the Benefits Access Team.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Preferably 2 years of experience using animation software (Adobe After Effects, Adobe InDesign, etc.).
  • A portfolio of relevant work to demonstrate ability.
  • A passion for HFA’s mission of ending domestic hunger.
  • A commitment to completing this project alongside the Benefits Access Team.
  • The ability to work closely with the Benefits Access team and incorporate feedback.
  • Knowledge of hunger and federal food assistance programs a plus.

Time Commitment:

  • Time commitment: to be determined in conjunction with the Benefits Access team, based on the volunteer’s assessment of how many hours of work this project will require.
  • The volunteer will attend occasional meetings with the Benefits Access team to give progress updates and hear feedback.

Interested applicants should register using the link below, and send a resume detailing relevant experience and interest, as well as a portfolio of at least two relevant work samples to lharris@hungerfreeamerica.org.

https://hungervolunteer.volunteerhub.com/events/search?q=SNAP+animator

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About Hunger Free America

Location:

50 Broad Street, NY, NY 10004, US

Mission Statement

HUNGER FREE AMERICA is a national nonprofit group building a nonpartisan, grassroots membership movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food.

Description

HUNGER FREE AMERICA (formerly known as the New York City Coalition Against Hunger) is a national nonprofit group building a nonpartisan, grass-roots membership movement to enact the policies and programs needed to end domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food.

Our long-term goal is not just to ameliorate the problem, but also to build the people’s movement necessary to enact the economic and public policies needed to end hunger entirely. Given that hunger drains our economy and tears at our moral and civic fabric, we know that eliminating it will boost the nation both economically and spiritually. Towards that end, we’ve adopted the motto: "Ending hunger lifts us all."

Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Animation Software
  • Graphic Design

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • The volunteer and the BA team will determine the expected time commitment of the volunteer together, based on the volunteer’s assessment of how many hours of work this project would require.
  • To apply for this position, please register using the included link and email a resume and 2-3 relevant work samples showcasing your animation skills to lharris@hungerfreeamerica.org.

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