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21-22 Good Cheer Community Connector
 
 
 
Committed to creating a hunger-free community, South Whidbey Good Cheer Food Bank is the oldest non-profit on beautiful Whidbey Island. We enjoy strong community support and collaborate with many of our partner helping agencies, county departments and local municipalities. Our food bank is a model for dignified, grocery-style service which allows 'shoppers' to choose what they need and want. We offer a large amount of fresh produce sourced from local farms, grocery rescue and our own organic farm. 200 hundred volunteers work alongside our staff of 20 in the food bank, kitchen and garden and in our thrift store operations whose revenues make our organization so sustainable. With this strong position in the South Whidbey community, Good Cheer is partnering with the Coupeville Farm to School program to connect our communities, educate a new generation of healthy eaters, support our local farmers and strengthen our local food system so that no one on Whidbey goes hungry Good Cheer wants to better assist our beneficiaries to find solutions to some of the underlying causes of their food insecurity by helping them navigate available services. Many struggle financially due to a lack of living wage jobs, a shortage of affordable housing, health care expenses or fixed incomes. Ours is a small community. Our neighbors, friends and colleagues may also be our volunteers, donors and beneficiaries. What happens to one of us is felt by many. We need a Community Connector who can work with us, help us with objective, data-driven assessment, create and maintain relationships with our many community partners to crate a healthier and ever more cohesive and resilient community. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as applications are submitted.
 
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Member Duties : The Community Connector will help Good Cheer connect the many moving parts of operating a food bank that is committed to a healthy and hunger-free community. After gaining an understanding of our key functions, they will support our volunteers in the food bank, commercial kitchen, garden, & surrounding areas for gleaning. They will help in our assessments of food distribution and food security. The Community Connector will have a special focus on developing relationships with local partners, volunteers, and food bank shoppers, along with ensuring that our shoppers' needs are being met in our onsite community resource center. Training with and then supporting volunteer counselors, the Community Connector will have primary responsibility for maintaining a dynamic data base of available services, key contacts within other organizations and ensuring that all staff and volunteers meeting with our food bank shoppers can access and appropriately assist them to access the services
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Training . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
21-22 Good Cheer Community Connector

Program Start/End Date
10/18/2021  -   08/30/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  06/10/2021  To  10/15/2021 

Contact Carol Squire
PO Box 144
Langley   WA   98260
360 221 0130
wscip@esd.wa.gov

Listing ID 97329


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