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Northern Illinois Food Bank - Capacity Building - Joliet
 
 
 
Along with our 800 network members, including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools, youth and senior sites, the Food Bank provides nutritious food for 71,500 different individuals weekly across 13 counties. Our 7,000 square mile service area stretches our staff to adequately build awareness of the need for hunger relief and engage supporters in every corner. With the help of VISTA team member’s, we will increase support to help us towards our strategic goal of providing 75 million meals by 2020 through volunteering and financial support.
 
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Member Duties : The Capacity Building VISTA will work directly with five to ten food pantries during their year of service. The VISTA will use resources developed by previous VISTAs to work with new partners. He/she will start with a needs assessment of each pantry and through the assessment develop goals and a plan for potential improvements. Depending on the organization, this could be researching and writing grants for food and funds, engaging and retaining volunteers, developing strong and sustainable leadership boards, improving distribution or intake systems, and recommending enhanced client choice or upgrading technology. We are seeking applicants with a passion for helping the hungry, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently. Transportation and a willingness to travel throughout the assigned area are required. VISTAs will gain experience in working with a respected non-profit organization and build connections with the network of social services in the area.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Northern Illinois Food Bank - Capacity Building - Joliet

Program Start/End Date
05/01/2017  -   05/01/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  02/20/2017  To  02/20/2018 

Contact Gloria Sanders
273 Dearborn Ct
Geneva   IL   60134
6304436910
gsanders@northernilfoodbank.org
solvehungertoday.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71592


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