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AmeriCorps VISTA - Community Garden & Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator

Posted: 02/09/2020

Do you want to gain valuable leadership skills and management experience in an exciting and educational setting? Apply to be a Community Garden & Food Bank Volunteer Coordinator through the AmeriCorps VISTA Program! In this VISTA position, you will be working with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank on improving community food security and access to nutritious food for vulnerable populations in northeast Iowa. This is a year-long commitment that will involve working directly with Food Bank staff and local organizations to improve and enhance the food bank’s onsite community garden along with enhancing the volunteer experience for all food bank volunteers. You will be developing a system to manage and train volunteers who will assist in the everyday operations of the garden to ensure the best possible harvest. Once the garden season ends, you will be working alongside our vibrant volunteer department to ensure the best possible experience for volunteers engaged in food bank operations. Other skills you will gain include marketing and community relations, as you find creative ways to recruit volunteers to the Food Bank and educate visitors and community members about the food bank and improving food security. For more information about the position, contact Michelle Sullivan via phone at 319-235-0507 ext. 107 or email: msullivan@northeastiowafoodbank.org . If you would like to learn more about being an AmeriCorps VISTA member, please visit https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista.

Type of Employment: Contract