NC Hunger Corps AmeriCorps VISTA

North Carolina Campus Compact

About the organization

North Carolina Campus Compact, located in Elon, NC, is a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy.

As part of our programming portfolio we host AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve in the NC Afterschool Corps and the NC Hunger Corps.

Duties

The NC Hunger Corps VISTA will serve with a college or community-based organization to support on-campus and off-campus food security programs that target college students, staff, and community members. These programs may include campus or community gardens, food recovery efforts, food pantries, and fresh produce distribution (mobile markets). Hunger Corps members may also work to raise awareness about nutrition and healthy eating.

NC Hunger Corps Members are part of a service cohort fighting food insecurity across North Carolina. Corps members may: Build the capacity of projects such as food pantries, community gardens, food recovery programs •Assess community and organizational needs assets • Recruit and train volunteers • Create policies and procedures that increase program effectiveness • Seek new resources through fundraising and grant-writing •Implement outreach, communications, and marketing strategies • Coordinate advocacy/awareness events and national day of service events• Create and/or monitor program data collection and performance measurement systems to ensure program success.

Currently recruiting for placements at: Alamance Community College, Duke University, East Carolina University, NC Central University, NC State University, Piedmont Community College, UNC Asheville, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, Warren Wilson College, and Wingate University.

Qualifications

Corps members should have a demonstrated passion for fighting food insecurity with communities, experience working or volunteering with students and community members, as well as strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Proven leadership, project management abilities, and a strong interest & experience in college/university community service programs are also essential skills for this position.

Must be at least 18 years old.
Associates or Bachelors Degree required.
Must pass a background check.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Service Year Starts July 19. 2021. Apply early!

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