Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA member (St. Tammany parish/county)

St. Vincent de Paul New Orleans

About the organization

St. Vincent de Paul of New Orleans is a volunteer-driven nonprofit which has worked to support people challenged by poverty in the Greater New Orleans region since 1865 through the provision of emergency financial assistance, case management, and access to education, food, and basic needs. We are excited to implement our VISTA program, Nourishing Louisiana, which aims to reduce disparities in access to food and healthcare in impoverished communities across Southeast Louisiana. Nourishing LA VISTA Members will have 2 key goals: building capacity at established food distribution sites to meet an increasing demand through volunteer recruitment and community outreach; and building partnerships with local community health organizations to bring mobile health services and education to food distribution sites. SVDP New Orleans aims to break the cycle of poverty by decreasing barriers to crucial basic needs for Louisiana’s most vulnerable residents.

Duties

Help us ensure vulnerable residents in Southeast Louisiana have equitable access to food and healthcare. Join a dynamic, growing team serving various parishes (counties) in and around the Greater New Orleans area.

Recruit and manage new volunteers to build capacity at assigned food distribution sites.

Conduct targeted community outreach to raise awareness of services offered on-site and strengthen partnerships.

Reduce barriers to accessing healthcare services by establishing partnerships with healthcare organizations to bring mobile services and educational experiences to food distribution sites.

Qualifications

HS diploma/GED
Strong communication skills
Comfort with technology: MS Word, Outlook, Excel

Salary

bi-weekly living allowance and benefits provided by AmeriCorps VISTA

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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