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Campus Compact- College of DuPage Food Pantry
 
 
 
The AmeriCorps member serving at College of DuPage Food Pantry will serve as part of a multi-disciplinary group of faculty, staff and students called the College of DuPage Food Security Initiative who are committed to fighting food insecurity for our students. Over the last four years, we have grown the Fuel Pantry and Garden into an inspiring operation that supports our students who are facing food insecurity. Some ways in which our VISTA will help advance this project is by investigating ways that we can provide more educational opportunities to both campus and community members in nutrition and healthy eating; research and make recommendations on ways to increase our funding; investigate ways in which we can expand our resources for basic needs, and continue the work of previous VISTAs in using research and assessment to strengthen our programs. The VISTA will accomplish this by actively being involved in research; building relationships with community partners, assisting in the creation of materials, and making recommendations for the future success of the initiative. The biweekly living allowance for this position is $575.40 in DuPage County, IL. The AmeriCorps member serving at College of DuPage Food Pantry will be part of a dynamic, motivated corps with Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA. Serving as a member of a corps provides the chance to connect with other members throughout multiple states, create a network of support, and to share resources. As the intermediary, Campus Compact, a national non-profit, supports the professional and personal growth of AmeriCorps members through a variety of professional development opportunities and in-person trainings including overnight retreats throughout their service year. If you would like to learn more about serving with Campus Compact, please email our VISTA Leaders at vista@compact.org.
 
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Member Duties : 1. Continue to cultivate existing relationships with community partners to positively support pantry and garden operations. Reach out to new college and community groups to establish additional relationships. 2. Conduct surveys to improve the pantry and garden operations. 3. Assess the pantry and garden marketing for maximum effectiveness. 4. Identify programs on campus that could provide an educational component to our services, such as partnering with the nutrition faculty to conduct workshops on healthy eating. 5. Develop programs on sustainability issues for community members and COD students. 6. Work with on-campus partners on food recovery and food waste issues. 7. Research the feasibility of hosting an annual fundraising event and investigate other grant options. 8. Spend limited time in the food pantry and garden to understand the day-to-day activities and operations. 9. Serve as a member of the Food Security Initiative Team member for the Office of Student Life.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Food Pantry Experience . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Campus Compact- College of DuPage Food Pantry

Program Start/End Date
07/18/2022  -   07/17/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/10/2022  To  07/18/2022 

Contact Shannon Hernandez
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn   IL   60137
630-942-3054
hernan@cod.edu

Listing ID 110269


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