St. Bernard Parish Outreach AmeriCorps VISTA

Society of St. Vincent de Paul New Orleans

About the organization

SVDP NOLA is an anti-poverty organization which mobilizes it's network of volunteers across the Greater New Orleans region to provide aid to vulnerable community members. SVDP NOLA offers adult education services, emergency financial assistance, food pantries, thrift store vouchers, disaster assistance, advocacy and case management support.

We are now recruiting for our AmeriCorps VISTA program, Nourishing Louisiana, which aims to address food insecurity and equitable access to healthcare across Southeast Louisiana. We are seeking a dynamic team of AmeriCorps VISTA members and leaders who can support the success of this program through capacity building, outreach, volunteer recruitment, strategic partnership development, event coordination, mentorship, and data collection and management.

Duties

Recruit and manage new volunteers to build capacity at assigned food distribution sites in St. Bernard Parish. 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

Must be U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States

Have successfully obtained a High School diploma or its equivalent prior to the start of the program

Agree to and pass a criminal background check

Ability to serve full time for the program term, generally Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Salary

bi-weekly living allowance provided by AmeriCorps VISTA

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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