No Hunger Food Systems Advocate, Social Media Ambassador and Researcher
No Hunger Food Bank and Systems Corporation
Join NHFBS in creating a people's movement to end hunger and push for the economic and public policies needed to eliminate domestic hunger and ensure that all Americans have sufficient access to nutritious food. Working directly with the Advocacy, Social Media, Policy, and Research Department, volunteers will play a crucial role in researching, communicating, and promoting NHFBS's policy positions. The activities for this volunteer role depend on current legislative priorities which is ideal for someone who is flexible and wants to take initiative to accomplish our goals.
**This is a virtual role that can be flexible to your schedule**
Volunteers will be assigned to one project with either a research or advocacy focus:
- The Advocacy Team works on expanding our organizing efforts and legislative priorities and pushing for improvements in safety net programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) program, and school meals. These roles involve public speaking and outreach to lobby state and federal officials. Our Advocacy Team is ideal for someone who is flexible and dedicated to ending hunger in the United States of America, and we also seek to identify volunteers with leadership potential and provide training in the necessary skills for effective project management.
- The Research Team monitors and seeks to add research on effective improvements for safety net programs - like a boost to SNAP benefit levels, universal school meals, and online access for the application and management of social programs - by publishing evidence of policy changes that reduce poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Our research projects vary based on current legislative priorities, and involve data collection and writing to build on existing research.
Become a Social Media Ambassador!: Amplify resources for Americans facing food insecurity. Advocate by using your voice creatively and intentionally online. Boost Food Bank’s mission on social media. Earn verifiable volunteer service hours.
There is no sign-up, application, or orientation required!
All volunteers will be added to our Advocates’ Listserv to keep up to date.
We ask volunteers to dedicate 25 hours each week. We hope that you can join for at least a 3-month period.
If possible, we hope that volunteers will join our weekly team meeting on Thursdays at 3 pm EST. If you are not able to attend, this is not a barrier to participation.
About No Hunger Food Bank and Systems Corporation
2769 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite III-1089, Stafford, VA 22554, US
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many vulnerable communities suffer from food and financial challenges. Amid COVID 19, this further disrupted livelihoods in the under-served communities. NHFBS is a nonprofit deploying evidence-based research, innovative technologies, scientific advocacy to enhance systems for combating hunger, malnutrition, humanitarian challenges, and food waste, especially among minority families.
The role of the No Hunger Food Bank and Systems Corporation (NHFBS) is to adopt more innovative technologies to make healthy food available to the priority population, as well as implement inclusive programs and initiatives that emphasize the need for additional education, digitalization, support, and policies to ensure that Americans and the other underserved populations in the world receive adequate and customized attention to enhance food and nutrition security while fostering physical and mental well-being.