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SerVermont - Vermont Foodbank, Community Assessment
Vermont Foodbank’s (VF) mission is to gather and share quality food & nurture partnerships so that no one in VT will go hungry. VF’s strategic direction includes the vision: everyone in VT has enough food every day, is healthy, & takes action to eliminate hunger & poverty. VF works to further our vision through these goals: optimize organizational capacity; employ innovative solutions to food access; inspire & engage people to take action; and promote health through food & services. 1 in 4 people in VT access VF resources each year. VF distributes 12 million lbs of food yearly through our network of 215 partner agencies statewide & through VF direct distribution programs. Our partners include food shelves, meal sites, schools, hospitals etc. We work with partners to connect resources from the foodbank and other statewide partners to people seeking assistance. We steward connections between our partners & allies in VT’s charitable food & social service networks. VF's various programs support network partners & their communities. The VT Fresh program provides food education that accompany food distributions. The VF works to strengthen sustainable food systems through gleaning & food rescue. The SNAP outreach team spreads awareness about SNAP & assists in the application process. We employ innovative strategies that support equitable food access, acknowledge root causes of hunger, & consider lasting impact. We value collective wisdom & recognize the leadership potential in everyone. We prioritize a culture of self-care in order to sustain ourselves & one another. Together, we impact communities by enhancing food security & addressing the root causes of hunger through outreach, education and by gathering & sharing resources. Our network partner’s experience & reach is essential to our mission. Safety is our top priority for those we serve, our co-workers, & families. We will continue to adapt our workplaces to respond to the changing demands of the pandemic.
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Member Duties : Vermont Foodbank’s (VF) network is 215 partner agencies strong. This VISTA will focus on increasing VF’s capacity to better serve this network, while also increasing the network’s capacity to serve their communities. The VISTA will assess & monitor the network’s needs, understand impactful best practices and assist VF and its network in implementing these. COVID19 has reshaped the landscape of food access in VT. The VISTA will help ensure that lessons learned throughout the network are saved and shared while building capacity. The VISTA will join VF’s Community Impact team, serving low-income people in VT by working to better understand the charitable food system. This position will ultimately help build the capacity of VF’s network statewide. Opportunities for cross-departmental collaboration and learning exist and VF engages all staff in trainings on diversity, equity, & inclusion regularly. This is a year 2 position & will build upon a foundation built from the previous VISTA.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service 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 :
Elder Care ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Disaster Relief ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Needs Assessments, Adaptable ,  Computers/Technology . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

SerVermont - Vermont Foodbank, Community Assessment

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2021  -   08/30/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2021  To  07/21/2021 

Contact Robyn Baylor
22 Browne Ct
Brattleboro   VT   05301
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95819