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AmeriCorps Community Outreach VISTA

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ORGANIZATION: Emergency Food Network

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Join Emergency Food Network’s team! Manage outreach to expand our community involvement so we can continue to provide 14 million pounds of food annually to our Partner Programs.

Program Start/End Date: November 7, 2022 - November 6, 2023

Responsibilities and Related Tasks:
This VISTA project will build capacity in EFN’s volunteer and outreach programs by increasing the number and retention of volunteers at the Repack Project, Mother Earth Farm, EFN’s Community Garden, and EFN fundraising events. This outreach involves researching online calendars and volunteer posting sites, tabling at community events, working with the Communications Strategist to construct e-newsletters, write highlights about programs, post on social media, and more. This VISTA will work closely with the Volunteer and Activities Coordinator to manage donor and volunteer databases and assist with managing volunteers. This position will also develop long-term strategies for utilizing volunteers to conduct outreach on behalf of the organization through communication and social media. These projects will improve EFN’s ability to distribute more nutritious and diverse food items to our neighbors in need.

Qualifications:

  • Positive, flexible attitude
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Value personal responsibility and reliability
  • Previous volunteer experience desired
  • Education Level: High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid driver's license, willing and able to use personal vehicle for work

How to apply:
Application process is rolling! Apply on the MyAmeriCorps webpage . The deadline to apply is Friday, October 7, 2022.
Please direct questions about the position to Claire Aijian, Claire@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040 ext 106.

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About Emergency Food Network

Location:

3318 92nd Street South, Lakewood, WA 98499, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Emergency Food Network is "to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry."

Description

Currently 1 in 7 people in Pierce County faces food insecurity, and the need is always growing. Through our 76 partner programs and our eight acre Organic farm in Puyallup, EFN distributed nearly 20 million dollars worth of food 2018 alone. 14,500 hours of time given by our volunteers made this work possible. Volunteer opportunities include the Repack Project, Break Bags, weeding at EFN's Mother Earth Farm, and more. We hope you will join us!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Hunger
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3318 92nd Street SouthLakewood, WA 98499

(47.17344,-122.47974)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Customer Service
  • Nutrition
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 40 hours/week, 12 month program

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