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'21-'22 Food Drive Coordinator VISTA
 
 
 
For over 45 years, Nourish Pierce County has been dedicated to providing nutritious food to those in need with compassion, dignity and respect. A the largest network of food banks in the county, we operate 7 brick and mortar food banks and have 2 award winning semi-trailers/mobile food banks that serve an additional 19 sites in each corner of the county from Graham to Key Peninsula and from Edgewood to Lakewood.. In 2020, 8% of the population of Pierce County visited a Nourish Food Bank at least one time. To cover this vast geographical area and meet the needs of customers no matter where they live or work, hours of operations and days of operation vary. Clients are free to shop at any location once a week. No one in need is ever turned away. Nourish Pierce County and its programs provide support to the 1 in 7 Washingtonians living in food insecure environments; meaning they do not know where their next meal will come from. Food insecurity can affect anyone. Most of our customers are the working poor, homeless & unemployed. Our fastest growing population is seniors. 32% of the customers we serve are children under the age of 18. While our goal is to provide each individual or family with enough food to make 3 meals a day for 3 days, Nourish is so much more. Hugs are as plentiful as the food. Stories are shared, lives touched. Because we Nourish our clients and each other- with compassion, dignity and respect. At Nourish we believe that no one should go hungry. That is why we exist. Children and families. The elderly, the working poor and homeless. We provide more healthy, nutritious food to clients than any other organization in Pierce County. We could not do this work if it were not for more than 1,000 committed volunteers who help us provide these services.
 
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Member Duties : Solidify and enhance recently developed strategies to strengthen community involvement in Food Drives; establish a work group to advise and assist. Development recruitment and management systems in conjunction with Volunteer Manager. Refine a customer service program that includes how donation barrels/boxes get delivered to and picked up from food drive sites. Implement a training program for volunteers so that food can be sorted efficiently & distributed safely. Develop enhanced systems to track community food drives with the purpose of increasing food donations, expanding awareness about food insecurity in Pierce County. Serve as an Ambassador for the agency, seek out volunteers and target specific donations.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Food, bus pass, some furniture ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
None
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
'21-'22 Food Drive Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  04/13/2021  To  06/01/2021 

Contact Sue Potter
1702 S 72nd St
Tacoma   WA   98408
(253) 507-7309
nourishpc.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102596


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