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NJ Bonner VISTA Fellows - Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)
The New Jersey Bonner VISTA Fellow Program is a post-college national volunteer service program developed in partnership with The Center for Community Engaged Learning & Research at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and the Bonner Foundation. New Jersey Bonner VISTA Fellows serve full-time for one year to enhance volunteerism, develop economic opportunities, and address policy issues across central New Jersey. The select candidate will be part of a larger cohort of VISTA members that will receive On-Site Orientation and monthly trainings to improve knowledge and skills in the field. The Communication and Volunteer Management Coordinator will work directly at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) in Trenton, NJ. TASK provides more than 3,000 free meals per week to people in need in the Trenton area. TASK directs its activities toward helping patrons achieve healthier lifestyles, increased self-esteem, and self-sufficiency. To this end, TASK and agencies using the facility provide a wide array of social, community, and health services, including educational training for patrons to acquire a GED, learn computer skills, gain work experience and prepare for interviews. To learn more about TASK, go to
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Member Duties : The Communication and Volunteer Management Coordinator will work to improve awareness of TASK through communications, while also improving the recruitment, selection and training of volunteers. Duties include: 1) Update the volunteer management plan as needed to track and incorporate new policies and positions. 2) Implement the utilization of a donor database, determining what to track and develop a template to report year-end results. Create a training tool which can be utilized to train others on how to enter information into the database (i.e., other staff or volunteers). 3) Work with staff to develop a structured orientation session for volunteer groups to educate them on the organization’s mission and goals. 4) Design activities which better connect volunteers and patrons. 5) Create templates of e-mails and calendars which can be utilized to communicate with volunteers and patrons. 6) Set statistical goals and outcomes for volunteer projects and plans for the year.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization . 
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NJ Bonner VISTA Fellows - Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)

Program Start/End Date
08/04/2014  -   08/06/2015

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW JERSEY   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  


Accepting Applications
From  05/14/2014  To  06/27/2014 

Contact Sarah Perez-Klausner
Tcnj, Center For Community-Engaged
Ewing   NJ   08618
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 40982