Mobile Food Bank Coordinator at MADF (AmeriCorps VISTA)

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Recruiting Organization: Greater South Sound VISTA (AmeriCorps Program)

Do you have a passion for serving your community and helping those in need? Are you interested in living/working in beautiful Washington State? Then apply to serve with the Greater South Sound VISTA Team!

Benefits for Full Year VISTA:

  • Bi-weekly living allowance of $675.08 (pre-tax)
  • End-of-Service Award: choice of $6,495 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or approximately $1,800 cash stipend
  • Healthcare benefits plan
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment or deferment on qualified student loans
  • Service-Related Transportation
  • Relocation Assistance, $750 plus mileage, if relocating more than 50 miles
  • Comprehensive leave benefit
  • High-quality training, orientation, and professional development
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) status for one year upon completion of service
  • Unique team experience as part of United Way and AmeriCorps networks

One full year of service (please click link for exact dates).

Please apply using this link here:

Making a Difference Foundation (MADF) alleviates poverty by focusing on improving access for the most vulnerable populations in Pierce County: home-bound elderly or individuals with disabilities in subsidized housing who cannot come to our food bank, Eloise’s Cooking Pot, and individuals who live in underserved communities across the county. The VISTA will reduce these barriers by developing a delivery system to provide food and non-food items, including hygiene supplies, household products, and pet food. The program will be available 5 days a week during varied hours at several locations in Tacoma, WA. The VISTA will build capacity by increasing the number of clients we serve to at least 3000 and manage 50 new volunteers.

Member Duties: In this capacity-building, indirect service position, you will develop, implement, and improve Making A Difference Foundation's systems for setting up and preparing deliveries out in the community and pickups at the food bank. You will work with the food banks to log and track food going out for delivery. You will also recruit, train, and mobilize volunteer delivery drivers, strengthening our volunteer management system. The core principles of all VISTA positions are 1) a focus on ending poverty 2) empowering the community 3) building long-term solutions, and 4) capacity building for an organization, rather than providing services directly to individuals in need. This position is part of a regional cohort - Greater South Sound VISTA, a program of United Way of Thurston County. Greater South Sound VISTA provides additional professional development opportunities, connection to United Way and AmeriCorps networks, and a unique team experience for AmeriCorps members.

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

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Community, Employment, Hunger


Sun Dec 04, 2022 - Mon Dec 04, 2023
04:00 PM - 03:59 PM


Tacoma, WA 98506







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