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Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps - VISTA member
 
 
 
Hunger Free America (HFA), in conjunction with some of the nation’s most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations, is beginning its sixth year of the Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC), a multi-state, 90+-member AmeriCorps VISTA program supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service and the Walmart Foundation. This program engages VISTA members and partnering organizations in HFA’s mission by breaking down barriers to anti-hunger and employment/training support programs by developing a plan to improve access with specific emphasis on SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) and the SNAP Employment and Training programs. AHOC members work with anti-hunger organizations in building their capacity and sustainability to ensure programs continue long after the VISTA members serve their term. Often, projects worked on by VISTA members include some of the following: recruiting, training, and managing volunteers; convening community members to survey effectiveness of programs; train organizational staff to provide nutrition education information; enhance awareness of programs by engaging community members in educational opportunities; and much more.
 
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Member Duties : Members are placed in anti-hunger community-based nonprofit organizations where they will assist in building capacity and sustainability of any or all of the following: Convene community leaders in identifying anti-hunger and employment/training support programs’ participation barriers and develop a plan to improve access with specific emphasis on SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly Food Stamps) and the SNAP Employment and Training programs. Recruit, manage, and train volunteers to assist in improving access to anti-hunger programs. Improve access to nutritious foods by enhancing awareness of the use of benefits at farmers’ markets; support community gardening and agriculture efforts; and provide nutrition education information and opportunities for low-income members.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps - VISTA member

Program Start/End Date
02/21/2017  -   02/24/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS ,  VIRGINIA ,  OREGON ,  NEVADA ,  ARKANSAS   Los Angeles/Orange County ,  San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose ,  New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  11/28/2016  To  01/13/2017 

Contact Vicky Dumbuya
50 Broad St
New York   NY   10004
(212) 825-0028
vdumbuya@hungerfreeamerica.org
www.hungerfreeamerica.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 12812


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