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Hunger Free America Summer Associates
 
 
 
The Hunger Free America Summer Associate Program aims to create more food secure families and support nutritious food choices. Summer Associate members will support the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and nutrition education programming; improve awareness of nutritious food options at farmers’ markets and the use of SNAP benefits at farmers’ markets; and raise awareness of and eliminate barriers to SNAP and other food/nutrition-access services. We’re looking for individuals to help us perform community outreach, and they must be comfortable doing canvassing in neighborhoods across NYC, being outdoors during summer weather, and interacting with children and parents to raise awareness. Additional activities include researching, contacting, and partnering with community organizations in target neighborhoods for summer meals outreach, contacting elected officials, community stakeholders, and emergency food providers to raise awareness on summer meals, implementing summer meals social media outreach, and creating summer meals outreach materials. The ideal candidate will be interested in child hunger issues, have experience working with diverse communities, be flexible and willing to work on all kinds of projects, able to work independently and as a member of a team, reliable, and have a good work ethic, organizational and communications skills. Familiarity with NYC, ability to use public transit, and fluency or conversational-level Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Bengali, or other languages common in NYC are strong assets. This is a short-term, 8-week, full-time position beginning June 23rd, 2019 and ending August 16th, 2019. You are expected to be available for the needs of your community and project at all times. Summer Associates may be able to have a part-time job outside of service hours. Note – this placement is at the organization GrowNYC, and supervised by Hunger Free America.
 
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Member Duties : Our NYC team of Summer Associates work to spread the word about free summer meals for children in New York City. We’re looking for enthusiastic individuals to conduct place-based community outreach campaigns in target high-need neighborhoods where the summer meals program is underutilized. This will include flyering, canvassing, and working with community institutions, elected officials and emergency food providers to raise awareness on summer meals. Summer Associates may also work to organize community-wide events to promote summer meals. Note: You are responsible for finding your own housing. No housing allowance will be provided. Program benefits include a $791.70 living allowance, paid biweekly, 4th of July off, experience in the nonprofit sector, and access to Hunger Free America’s national network of hunger-fighting institutions. For more information, email Natalie Amstutz at namstutz@hungerfreeamerica.org
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*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 ,  Public Safety ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Hunger Free America Summer Associates

Program Start/End Date
06/23/2019  -   08/18/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW YORK   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Accepting Applications
From  05/08/2019  To  05/25/2019 

Contact Natalie Amstutz
50 Broad St
New York   NY   10004
2128250028
namstutz@hungerfreeamerica.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89100


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