EFN Volunteer Programs has an opening for
an AmeriCorps VISTA!
During this 10.5-months program, the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Coordinator will gain an understanding of the whys and hows of a non-profit volunteer program. An important part of the associate’s responsibilities will involve working with community volunteers and engaging them in the work of Emergency Food Network.
This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position. Some weekend and evening work will be required. Program start date is October 1, 2016. End date is August 15, 2017.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Identify community outreach opportunities such as fairs, festivals, local markets and organizations; maintain schedule of opportunities.
Conduct volunteer outreach through various methods (i.e. posting events online, displaying posters, attending public tabling events, developing monthly e-newsletter, utilizing social media).
Maintain and update volunteer records using DonorPerfect.
Promote, train, and manage volunteers for weekly Sort, Pack, & Stack event.
Assist with recruiting, training, and managing volunteers at EFN’s special events, Repack Project, Mobile Food Bank, and Mother Earth Farm.
Enhance and assist with implementation of volunteer recognition and retention program.
EFN Volunteer Program Description
It would not be possible to distribute more than 16 million pounds each year to 70 partner programs in Pierce County without the help from more than 2,700 volunteers. Volunteers help repackage bulk foods for distribution to food banks, pull weeds and harvest fresh produce at our 8-acre organic farm, lend a hand at the Mobile Food Bank, support a variety of roles at our fundraising events, and perform behind-the-scene tasks in our office.
Positive, flexible attitude
Good communication skills
Ability to work inside and outside in all conditions
Ability to work in a group and alone
Desire to participate in community
Ability to sit and stand for long periods as well as lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly
Previous volunteer experience desired
Must be willing and able to travel via automobile and have a valid driver’s license
AmeriCorps VISTA Benefits
$1,195 monthly stipend (before taxes)
$100 per month housing stipend
$5,775 education award upon successful completion
Childcare assistance, if eligible
Questions and How to Apply
Please direct questions about Emergency Food Network and the position to Merrit Reed at email@example.com or call (253) 584-1040.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jason Gauthier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews start next week!
If you would like to learn more about the AmeriCorps program, please visit www.nationalservice.gov.