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Opportunity Council - FFB - Community Engagement VISTA
The Foothills Food Bank’s (FFB) mission is to distribute quality, nutritious food to community members in need, and to deliver services with respect and dignity. The FFB has provided free supplementary groceries to families in East Whatcom County since 1986. Our Tuesday morning distribution serves an average of 200 families each week. We also deliver groceries to home bound adults and families within the community who are unable to access our weekly distributions. East Whatcom County qualifies as a rural food desert based on the United States Department of Agriculture’s definition. Our community has become increasingly food insecure since COVID-19 and more and more families within the community need our assistance. We will be expanding our programs to include both a second weekly distribution time in the evenings and Saturday distributions in the future. The Opportunity Council VISTA Cohort in Bellingham includes monthly team meetings, Professional Development opportunities, fun team-building events, and 4 annual Days of Service.
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Member Duties : The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) will support the Foothills Food Bank by enhancing and expanding on the work of our Year 1 CEC. They will review and enhance volunteer training, orientation, and handbook. They will work alongside staff members to increase the efficiency of our volunteer program and help to increase volunteer retention by evaluating and tracking program involvement. They will utilize this data to formulate new strategies to improve volunteer retention and to promote a healthy and engaging culture of volunteerism within the Foothills Food Bank. THE CEC will build on the work of the Year 1 VISTA to encourage culturally appropriate health forward choices amongst community members via innovative engaging program development and well-developed partnerships with local agencies such as WSU SNAP-Ed. The CEC VISTA will work with FFB Executive Director to research and implement ways to increase funding capacity to serve the Foothills communities.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Social Services . 
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Opportunity Council - FFB - Community Engagement VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/30/2021  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  06/08/2021  To  07/19/2021 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 104780