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Communications Support Volunteer

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Foundation For Essential Needs

  • 1 person is interested

Volunteer Position Purpose:

This volunteer is responsible for developing effective storytelling techniques that share the stories of FFEN, local food shelves and the changing hunger relief system. This volunteer will be working on FFEN’s impact report’s to share food shelf engagement impact and outcome to food shelf leaders, volunteers, donors and other external audiences.


  • Story Creation: Meet with FFEN volunteers, partnering food shelves and sector peer organizations to gather background and insights to build into stories that will highlight FFEN’s impact on food shelf partners in the Community Impact Report.
  • Report Creation : Utilize quantitative data to build reports that present data in a cohesive and appealing way.

Position Requirements:

  • Comfortable talking with a wide variety of people to draw out and honor what makes each food shelf engagement unique
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, flexible work environment and take initiative to meet broad goals
  • Graphic design experience in Adobe Illustrator is a plus


  • Gain experience and refine your ability to communicate effectively with unique audiences volunteers, food shelves and peer organizations) while ensuring broader alignment with organizational brand and tone
  • Develop your ability to craft concise stories that convey meaning for FFEN’s Impact Report and enhance storytelling tone that honors the important work being done in the field by local food shelves

Time Requirements & Schedule:

  • Total Time Requirement: 2-3 hours per week
  • Time Commitment: 4 month (or longer)
  • Work Site: Remote Status: Volunteer- Monetarily Unpaid

To apply for this position, forward your resume and cover letter to : volunteer@ffen.org

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About Foundation For Essential Needs


701 North 3rd Street, Suite 203, Minneapolis, MN 55401, US

Mission Statement

Investing dollars and talent into the transformation and sustainability of Minnesota food shelves.


FFEN is a nimble, innovative and entrepreneurial nonprofit investing dollars and practical expertise into improving the financial and operational capacity of Minnesota food shelves. In the rapidly changing hunger relief environment, we offer pragmatic and free assistance to food shelves reinventing themselves to better serve more clients. We operate by building trust-based relationships with local food shelves and support them to incorporate increased business and service best practices in their work. We believe that a strong and stable food shelf system is critical to our communities and our vision is for the system to provide equitable, healthy & predictable food options throughout the state.



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing




  • 2-3 hours per week

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