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FFEN – Food Shelf Capacity Mobilizer VISTA - (MAVA)
FFEN is a nimble, innovative and entrepreneurial nonprofit investing dollars and practical expertise in improving the financial and operational sustainability of MN food shelves. Our vision is to reshape the food shelf system to provide equitable, healthy and predictable food options throughout Minnesota. FFEN’s skilled volunteers provide free project management and consulting support to food shelves, targeting food shelves in communities that are under-resourced relative to their food needs. Our approach is trust-based and relational, gathering input from the food shelf in order to customize potential solutions to their situation. We strive to be easily accessible partners to both staffed and volunteer-run food shelves. The VISTA project supports this work by developing and strengthening FFEN’s skilled volunteer engagement program to increase the number of food shelf transformations implemented throughout the state. The demand for FFEN’s services have outpaced our current volunteer engagement and there is a need to expand our capacity as well. The VISTA will take the lead on evaluating current practices in place and make recommendations for further development and refinement of the program. This work will significantly impact results at the food shelf level – improving operations, service and culture to increase clients’ ability to choose their own food and ensure healthy, predictable food options in local Minnesota communities. While FFEN works statewide, we anticipate that the VISTA will focus their direct efforts in the Twin Cities metro area and the communities surrounding Rochester, MN.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : • Assess current skilled volunteer experience and recommend improvements to the program in preparation for expansion. • Create a formal onboarding and training process for new skilled volunteers. • Develop a targeted volunteer recruitment plan and recruitment pipelines to expand volunteer engagement. • Build ongoing feedback loops within the process development to allow for continuous improvement and adjustment. • Integrate new processes and tracking into current data systems. • Balance the values of consistency of experience with the need for nimbleness and a place-based approach to each volunteer engagement.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  General Skills ,  Social Services ,  Urban Planning ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education . 
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FFEN – Food Shelf Capacity Mobilizer VISTA - (MAVA)

Program Start/End Date
08/05/2019  -   08/03/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2019  To  07/09/2019 

Contact Kate Burggraff
701 N 3rd St
Minneapolis   MN   55401
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87301