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NYCEM Food Distribution VISTA Summer Associate 1
 
 
 
The Emergency Home Delivery operation began at the end of March in response to the COVID-19 crisis. In the first eight weeks, the City has provided over 10 million meals to New Yorkers in need. Working towards the larger mission of the Get Food NYC program, to make sure no New Yorker goes hungry, the Emergency Home Delivery program provides home-delivered food to people who are both COVID-19 vulnerable and food insecure. The NYC Emergency Management Department (NYCEM) is responsible for overall management, while citywide distribution sites are managed by NYC Parks or NYC Sanitation Department employees with an interagency workforce of approximately 20-40 staff/site. Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) drivers arrive at sites and deliver meals to the doors of individuals. VISTA Summer Associates will support the program in the following ways: check in with TLC drivers, give them their routes and the meals, and check them out at the end of the day; manage the collection of data; administer and report on incoming and outgoing commodities; oversee vendor deliveries and calculate the inventory burn rate; support site staff with supplies, keep the site clean and organized and enforce social distance guidelines; unload vendor deliveries and assist the Inventory Controller with tracking, verifying, and reporting all incoming and outgoing food commodities; and deliver food on foot from mobile distribution hub or central location to individual residence (contactless delivery). While the work will be physically challenging (on your feet most of the day, lifting and moving boxes, mostly working outside rain or shine), this is an opportunity to support a constantly evolving program at a local level in response to a global pandemic. You will work as part of a team and gain key skills including leadership and coordination. Most importantly, you will know at the end of a hard day you are responsible for feeding the most vulnerable New Yorkers during a time of crisis.
 
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Member Duties : VISTA Summer Associates manage the collection and interpretation of data; administer and report on the incoming and outgoing commodities; oversee vendor deliveries and calculate the inventory burn rate; support site staff with supplies; keep the site clean and organized and enforce social distance guidelines; unload vendor deliveries and assist the Inventory Controller with tracking, verifying and reporting all incoming and outgoing food commodities; load boxes of food into vehicles; direct and queue drivers; track driver arrival, return, and response to driver queries; and deliver food on foot from mobile distribution hub or central location to individual residences (using contactless delivery). This will be a partially (if not entirely) outdoor assignment with light lifting (~20 lbs) and physical activity. VISTA Summer Associates will be on their feet most if not all day. Social distancing (including contactless delivery), PPE, and other health protocols are observed.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  MetroCard . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Elder Care ,  Disaster Relief ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Disaster Services ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NYCEM Food Distribution VISTA Summer Associate 1

Program Start/End Date
06/29/2020  -   08/28/2020

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

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

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/20/2020  To  06/12/2020 

Contact Aaron Miner
253 Broadway
New York   NY   10007
2127883209
NationalService@cityhall.nyc.gov
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96395


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