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AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Mobile and Summer Feeding Program Member - St. Louis, MO

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Company Name:St. Louis Area Foodbank
Location:St. Louis, MO
Employment Type:Seasonal
Category:Operations
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AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Mobile and Summer Feeding Program Member

2 Openings

The Mission of the St. Louis Area Foodbank is to build stronger communities by empowering people with food and hope. As the region's largest food distribution charity dedicated to feeding those in need, we are working to create a stronger, healthier bi-state region where no one goes to be hungry. The Summer VISTA Mobile and Summer Feeding program member will assist with food distributions throughout our 26-county region. These Mobile distributions help combat barriers that individuals and families may face when trying to get access to fresh, seasonal, and nutritious foods in both Urban and Rural areas. In a month, we serve roughly 6,125 households through the approximately 200 mobile markets we deliver directly to Partner Agencies and Program Partners and roughly 800 families each month through the four Food Fairs we host. The Foodbank is also piloting a Summer Feeding Program that will distribute meal kits, fresh produce, and snack items to 3 sites in the Metro area over 8 -10 weeks. We anticipate reaching 450 families a week throughout the program. In addition to the summer feeding program, the Foodbank is also in the process of piloting our Food on the Move program. Food on the Move will be smaller scale, more choice based distributions that clients are able to attend and walk through our Food on the Move trailer and choose what items they would like. VISTA would perform direct client service by attending and assisting at distributions, performing data collection and reporting, and assist in recruiting partners and organizing the logistics for each event. VISTA would also support our operations team in filing, reviewing schedules, and any other needed services.

This position requires someone who:


  • Can work well with a team of people
  • Is organized & able to manage time effectively
  • Can work efficiently & independently
  • Is able to lift up to 50lbs and move easily
  • Is open to new ideas & welcome feedback
  • Can analyze and compile data reports
  • Is extremely comfortable making cold calls to survey clients
  • Excels in working with detail, basic computer skills and excellent excel skills
  • Has evaluation experience, preferred
  • Enjoys writing processes, documenting procedures and compiling recommendations

AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate (SA) members:

  • Members who serve will be paid $514 bi-weekly, which means they will earn around $2,056 for their 8-week commitment.
  • Summer Associates may perform direct service activities in addition to capacity-building activities.
  • After successfully completing a term of service, Summer Associates may receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,311.11 which can be used to pay for college or student loans, or an end-of-service cash stipend of $276.64.
  • Term of service are estimated to be 05/31/21 08/22/21. Negotiable but must serve a full 8 weeks.
  • Due to the short length of this service, Summer Associates are not provided any personal or medical leave.





Volunteer Assignment Description - AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Mobile and SFFP Member


Title: AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Mobile and Summer Feeding Program Member

Sponsoring Organization: St. Louis Area Foodbank

Project Name: St. Louis Area Foodbank

Project Period: 05/31/21 08/22/21. Negotiable but must serve a full 8 weeks.

Goal of the Project:

The goal of the St. Louis Area Foodbank VISTA Program is help combat barriers that individuals and families may face in gaining access to fresh, seasonal, and nutritious foods in both Urban and Rural areas.

Member Activities:

  1. Attend Mobile, Summer Feeding, and Food on the Move distributions to assist with distributions and data collection.
  2. Make follow-up phone calls to mobile participants and survey families at Summer Feeding sites. Compile data and make recommendations.
  3. Assist in recruiting partners and organizing the logistics for each event.
  4. Assist our operations team with filing, reviewing schedules, and any other needed services.

Apply at:

https://stlfoodbank.aaimtrack.com/jobs/


Contact Person:

Maya Summers

Programs Manager

Msummers@stlfoodbank.org

314-292-6262


Molly Brown

Youth Programs Coordinator

MBrown@stlfoodbank.org

314-528-8617




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