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United Way of the Plains Food Security VISTA
There’s an amazing feeling that comes from helping others. At United Way of the Plains, we help others every day. We fight to ensure that everyone in Sedgwick County has access to a quality education, a sustainable income, good health and stable housing. As a United Way of the Plains AmeriCorps VISTA, you will be joining thousands of VISTAs across the country, who are united in the mission of lifting people and communities out of poverty. You will be helping local organizations expand their capacity to make change through activities such as volunteer recruitment, fundraising and community research. As United Way of the Plains’ Food Security Program VISTA, you will be addressing food insecurity and hunger in our community. You will help our United Way and partners empower BIPOC families living in poverty so that they are better able to access nutritious food and receive health education that helps them maximize their food budgets and cook healthy meals. As a result of your efforts, United Way of the Plains will better understand what food services are currently available in Sedgwick County, where service gaps are, and which best practices can be adopted to enhance program impact and leverage resources to better achieve program goals. United Way of the Plains employee culture is one of service, kindness, and resourcefulness. This is a great opportunity for someone to join a small collaborative, supportive team. A successful VISTA candidate is flexible, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work with people from a variety of backgrounds. By joining United Way of the Plains, you will work with some of the best professionals in the field and have opportunities for professional development, networking and building community and corporate partnerships. This experience will prepare you for a life of service in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Challenge yourself, make a difference, lead and learn. Join our United Way team today!
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : VISTA responsibilities include: (1) Community Assessment – identify service redundancies and gaps and make recommendations for programmatic action (2) Community Awareness and Engagement – expand understanding and support for the program through meetings, presentations and social media. (3) Partnerships – expand and strengthen relationships with organizations working to achieve similar goals (4) Financial Resources – Organize fundraising events, seek donations and build and strengthen relationships with donors (5) Material Development – improve and expand materials that support programming such as curricula and training materials (6) Program Development and Delivery – Develop new and enhance existing programs that improve access to food and provide food education (7) Volunteer Recruitment and Management – recruit, train and manage volunteers to provide food access and education on budgeting, cooking and growing food.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Counseling ,  Community Organization ,  Program and data analysis ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Health ,  Social Services ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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United Way of the Plains Food Security VISTA

Program Start/End Date
04/01/2022  -   04/01/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations KANSAS  

Spanish a plus

Accepting Applications
From  11/22/2021  To  06/30/2022 

Contact Valerie White
245 N Water St
Wichita   KS   67202

Listing ID 108433


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