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VYDC–Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member
PROGRAM: The fulltime & part-time members of the VT Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) implement diverse youth initiatives, fostering positive development & building resilience to help youth avoid opioid misuse & other unhealthy behaviors, transcend the effects of COVID-19, and the gain academic, social, & job skills needed to thrive. Website: SITE: Spectrum, a leader in youth work, is recognized locally & nationally for collaborating with community partners & offering innovative best practices programs & services to meet community needs. Clients are welcomed & respected and receive the support & resources needed to change their lives. Our organizational culture supports independent thinking, teamwork, mastery in our work, & passion for positively impacting people’s lives. Our programs include a Drop-In Center, Supported Housing, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Counseling, Mentoring, Case Management, Recovery Coaching, and Violence Intervention. We collaborate with the Pearl Street Youth Clinic (part of the Community Health Centers of Burlington). The VYDC-Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member serves in our Drop-In Center, the access point for many clients, which provides basic needs, including food, clothing, hygiene items, shower, & laundry. Youth use the computers in the space, assisted by the member, to apply for jobs, housing, and health & other benefits. The member builds trust & relationships with our clients and discuss a variety of difficult topics (substance abuse disorder, mental health, trauma) while always remaining client-focused, empathetic, & positive. COVID-19: The youth & families were deeply impacted financially, emotionally, & mentally by experiencing loss (jobs, housing, access to resources) as well as increased food insecurity, feelings of isolation, & mental health crises. The member implements food provision & structured activities that support wellbeing. Burlington, VT.
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Member Duties : The VYDC-Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member serves at our Drop-In Center providing all things related to food, meals, and the kitchen. The member (1) plans meals, grocery shops, manages food donations & the Meal Train; (2) organizes & maintains kitchen; (3) cooks & serves food to youth; (4) plans & implements healthy cooking, nutrition, & food prep class for youth. (5) manages kitchen volunteers and strives to increase the number of volunteers & meal donations; (6) coordinates the Drop-In space, providing informal counseling, support, & referral services to youth; (7) plans & engages youth in physically healthy activities (hiking, basketball, etc.); & (8) builds community partnerships that maintain food access for those impacted by COVID-19. Minimum Age: 22. Knowledge of healthy food preparation, nutrition, & kitchen safety required. Travel: local & monthly to Montpelier for AmeriCorps training; valid license. Send cover letter, resume, & contact info for 3 references.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Professional development ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Environment ,  Social Services ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Disaster Services ,  Team Work ,  Counseling . 
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VYDC–Spectrum Food Coordinator AmeriCorps Member

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2022  -   08/31/2023

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  22    Maximum:  99

Program Locations VERMONT  


Accepting Applications
From  05/31/2022  To  09/01/2022 

Contact Makenna Crosby
177 Pearl St
Burlington   VT   05401
(802) 229 9151

Listing ID 112659