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TSS – Volunteer Capacity VISTA – (MAVA)
The Sheridan Story exists to fight child hunger through community and school partnerships. We achieve this mission by distributing a weekend’s supply of food to children at school at the end of every week, eliminating the food gap from Friday to Monday, when children are unable to participate in free or reduced food programs at school. The Sheridan Story is not a typical “backpack program.” We are a methodical effort to equip the community with the tools and resources required to make an effective and significant impact on child hunger. The Sheridan Story develops and supports successful partnerships between sponsoring community organizations and schools in need. In addition, we manage the operations of the weekend food program such as food sourcing, inventory management, packing events, and storage and delivery of the food. This partnership-based model has allowed us to make a broad and sustainable impact in the fight against child hunger. The Volunteer Capacity VISTA at The Sheridan Story will increase our volunteer capacity by assessing our current volunteer programming for improvements and developing streamlined systems for recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers to join the fight against child hunger. Join us now!
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Member Duties : The Volunteer Capacity VISTA will be responsible for the development and impact of volunteers across The Sheridan Story programming. Member duties include: • Develop and implement a volunteer program/evaluation needs assessment to identify areas for growth and improvement in order to more effectively serve families experiencing hunger • Build partnerships with the local food programming and volunteer community • Develop systems for training, recruitment, and retention of volunteers in the fight against child hunger • Establish a leadership structure for volunteers • Launch an annual volunteer recognition framework • Craft volunteer manuals and how-to guides • Research and implement a food program evaluation tool to measure and track food security for children and families served by The Sheridan Story • Create resources and train staff on data, program evaluation, and survey administration
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Flexible service hours and environment ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Education ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Youth Development ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Initiative, positive ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  First Aid . 
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TSS – Volunteer Capacity VISTA – (MAVA)

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2018  -   08/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2018  To  05/25/2018 

Contact Lindsey Torkilsen
2723 Patton Rd
Roseville   MN   55113
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79422