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CEAP – Plentiful Produce Co-operative Coordinator – (MAVA)
Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP) was founded in 1972 in response to growing concerns among neighbors that some people in their community were struggling to meet their basic needs. That value of neighbors helping neighbors remains a core value of our work today. CEAP distributes over 1.2 million pounds of food each year to more than 21,000 people each year. We incorporate many allies into our work, making CEAP a central access point for stabilization, health, and other services. Our hub of community partners that come together in this work, combined with our outreach efforts ensure that we remain accessible to people in all life stages. We also believe in building strong relationships among the people we serve. The VISTA will join this work by creating a robust co-operative volunteer program to encourage community involvement and increase access to fresh produce on a regular basis in addition to normal food shelf appointments. The VISTA will also build capacity by prospecting new partnerships to create a pipeline of volunteer referrals and focus on reaching out to groups that reflect and represent the individuals who utilize CEAP’s food shelf services. The VISTA will build capacity in CEAP’s navigation program by building a database of community resources for food shelf participants looking for additional resources. The goal of the project is to build volunteer capacity around a community based volunteer program to increase access to fresh produce to the community CEAP serves.
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Member Duties : As the Plentiful Produce Co-operative Coordinator VISTA you will: Develop the Plentiful Produce Co-operative to engage food shelf clients as volunteers and increase their access to fresh produce; Build community partnerships to strengthen and diversify CEAP’s volunteer base; create volunteer position descriptions; evaluate and assess the effectiveness of the co-operative; research peer agencies; network across the Twin Cities to create a database of resources CEAP clients can be referred to when they are seeking additional supports; work with a dynamic and innovative Twin Cities nonprofit that is reinventing the food shelf model to build a co-operative, community-driven volunteer and client experience.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Weekly grocery assistance available ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services . 
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CEAP – Plentiful Produce Co-operative Coordinator – (MAVA)

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2018  To  05/31/2018 

Contact Brad Kerschner
7051 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Center   MN   55429
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79462