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Food Access Volunteer, Full-time Americorps Summer VISTA Associate

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ORGANIZATION: Mighty Writers North

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Americorps Summer VISTA Associate - 2022

Food Access Volunteer, Full-time

Sponsor: Partners for Campus-Community Engagement


Host Sites:

Mighty Writers North, 2300 Master St., Philadelphia

Mighty Writers West, 3520 Fairmount Ave., Philadelphia

Mighty Writers El Futuro, 1025 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia


Apply here: http://www.compactnypa.org/summer-associates.html


Objectives of Role

  1. ​​Work with other team members to set up daily food distribution supplies, and assist community members to take the food they select.
  2. Increase the number of community members who attend distribution
  3. Recruit volunteers

Responsibilities

  • Receive shipments of food, books, diapers and other items for distribution
  • Break down pallets
  • Set up tables and tablecloths
  • Put variety of food on tables for community members to select
  • Ensure tables remain stocked with variety of food selection during distribution hours
  • Clean up distribution
  • Design, print and disburse flyers, door hangers and other advertisements around the community to attract attention
  • Collect names and phone numbers of those coming to distribution
  • Data entry
  • Participate in meetings with neighborhood and other local organizations
  • Prepare materials that can be handed out at meetings
  • Work with volunteers to ensure they become registered
  • Work with volunteer engagement manager to ensure volunteers attend orientation
  • Mentor new volunteers at distribution

Qualifications

  • Strong communicator
  • Friendly & outgoing
  • Self-starter
  • Organized thinker
  • Lift up to 50 pounds
  • Enthusiastic community builder

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Mighty Writers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Mighty Writers complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

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About Mighty Writers North

Location:

2300 Master St., Philadelphia, PA 19121, US

Mission Statement

Think clearly and write with clarity is our battle cry, our tagline, our mantra. It's served as our mission statement since our launch in 2009.

Description

MW North was originally launched in 2015 in collaboration with the Church of the Advocate, an institutional leader in civil rights advocacy in North Philadelphia. We now occupy a large, well-lit writing center in the new Vaux Family Center. Big Picture High School is in the same building (the old Vaux High School), but you need not attend the high school to participate in our programs. Kids from all over North Philly attend workshops at MW North. All are welcome!

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Hunger
Children & Youth, Community, Hunger

WHEN

Mon May 23, 2022 - Fri Jul 22, 2022
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

WHERE

2300 Master StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19121

(39.97605,-75.17419)
 

SKILLS

  • Cooking / Catering
  • Event Management
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 30 hours/ week for 9 weeks
  • Up-to-date Covid-19 vaccine, including boosters

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