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Opportunity Council-Miracle Food Network Communication VISTA
Miracle Food Network (MFN) is a community building organization that uses donated free food (mostly perishables) to connect with people across distances, race, and cultures. MFN volunteers collect, sort, and repackage thousands of pounds of food each day that are distributed through a decentralized network close to the neighborhoods we serve. As we find more people to feed, we source more food to increase our capacity generating more data to manage. The objective is improving social and economic mobility so that people at a disadvantage can access the resources necessary to improve their health and well-being. This 2nd year VISTA project will focus on capturing more data within our network including an inventory of volunteer skills and the quantity and value of food and other donated items. This data will assist our grant writers, help utilize existing resources within our network to help where possible, limiting waste and unnecessary expenditures, and strengthen the social/economic bonds within MFN’s network. This project will also build volunteer skills through training and supervised practice organized by this project’s VISTA. 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 : VISTA member duties will include maintaining and growing the usage of current data management systems including recruiting and training volunteers to use MFN procedures. Continuing and expanding MFN’s college/university intern program including integrating interns with our volunteers. This includes developing and initiating Safety and Diversity training for our staff and volunteers. Tasks will include job assessments in preparation for adding new management positions as capacity demands. In addition, this VISTA member will be responsible for maintaining and expanding our external communications to increase public awareness and support of MFN.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Homelessness ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Technology ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Tribal ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment . 
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Opportunity Council-Miracle Food Network Communication VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/14/2022  -   02/13/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  11/16/2021  To  01/10/2022 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 108336