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Drop-in Center Food Coordinator - Spectrum/VHCB
Gain experience in the human service field, and have a tangible impact on the lives of young people while you collaborate with other passionate individuals to meet the rising needs for housing and homeless services in our community. This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps). The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape. Spectrum is a leader in youth work, recognized locally & nationally for offering innovative best practice programs & services responsive to community needs in collaboration with community partners. Clients are welcomed & respected and receive the support & resources needed to change their lives. Our organizational culture supports independent thinking, teamwork, mastery in our work, & passion for positively impacting people’s lives. ). The Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member serves in our Drop-In Center, the access point for many clients, which provides basic needs, including food, clothing, hygiene items, shower, & laundry. Position begins September 9, 2024 and ends August 8, 2025. This position is Full Time: Requires 1,720 hours for an average of 40 hours per week for 47 weeks. Member will receive a living allowance of $30,000 (pre-tax) and an education award of $7,395 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of service.
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Member Duties : •Plan meals, grocery shop, manage food donations & the Meal Train •Organizes & maintains kitchen; cooks & serves food to youth accessing the drop-in center •Plans and implements healthy cooking, nutrition, & food prep class for youth •Manages kitchen volunteers and strives to increase the number of volunteers & meal donations •Coordinates with staff in the Drop-In space, providing informal counseling, support, and referral services to youth, and collaborates in regular team meeting and group supervision spaces •Plans & engages youth in physically healthy activities (hiking, basketball, etc.) •The member engages youth in harm reduction, and psychoeducation groups, and engages youth in conversations about healthy choices, coping skills and prosocial, sober choices. •Builds community partnerships that maintain food access for youth ages 14-24 •Participate in an Independent Service Project and in all VHCB AmeriCorps Trainings, Service Days, Events, and Program Initiatives.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Housing ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Youth Development . 
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Drop-in Center Food Coordinator - Spectrum/VHCB

Program Start/End Date
09/09/2024  -   08/08/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  17    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  06/05/2024  To  08/02/2024 

Contact Christina Brown
177 Pearl St
Burlington   VT   05401

Listing ID 100489


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