Volunteer Engagement Specialist AmeriCorps VISTA

Arizona Food Bank Network

About the organization

The Arizona Food Bank Network (AzFBN) is a coalition of 5 regional food banks and almost 1,000 food pantries and agencies, working to address hunger in Arizona. Together, our network feeds almost one million people each year in all 15 counties in Arizona. We amplify the good work of these food banks by raising awareness about hunger, coordinating large food donations between food banks, and providing resources and education.

We are not a food bank ourselves, but support food banks, collaborating with them and government agencies, community organizations, schools, and other partners to create a hunger-free Arizona.

Duties

The Flagstaff Family Food Center (FFFC)
provides the most extensive and wide-reaching emergency food support for the Flagstaff
community. Through our multiple hunger relief programs, we serve an average of 2,000 people
per day.
We rely on 40-55 volunteers every day to help run our ten hunger relief programs. The
Volunteer Engagement Specialist will work closely with the Volunteer Director to improve the
Volunteer Program by:
● Developing and implementing a formal volunteer orientation;
● Creating job descriptions for all volunteer opportunities;
● Developing and implement and improved volunteer training process;
● Working with program staff to ensure that all volunteer shifts are filled;
● Developing and implementing a volunteer feedback process;
● Developing a Volunteer Recognition Program; and
● Engaging in community outreach to recruit new volunteers.
Additionally, the VISTA will work with staff to improve the Agency Shopping Program, whereby
other nonprofits can come obtain the food they need to distribute to their respective clients. The
VISTA will improve the program by recruiting new agencies, standardizing the process of
agency shopping, developing a scheduling process, training lead volunteers to manage the
operations of the Agency Market,

Qualifications

College degree, or relevant experience in place of degree
● Strong initiative and ability to work with limited supervision
● Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing circumstances
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with preferred experience developing
written training materials
● Ability to collaborate with diverse audiences, understand challenges, problem solve, and
develop effective solutions
● Leadership, organizational, and presentation skills
● Time management
● Support all staff, volunteer, and community service workers to ensure programs are run
efficiently
● Team player
● Results oriented
● Strong organizational skills
● Passion for combating hunger
● Positive attitude and good sense of humor
● Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office products
● Able to travel as needed; work related travel reimbursed
Benefits for VISTA Members
● Living stipend to cover the basic costs of living (find out more at nationalservice.gov)
● Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon successful completion of
service
● 10 personal and 10 sick days
● Health coverage at no-cost
● Relocation allowance
● Student loan forbearance and deferment
● Childcare assistance if eligible
● Professional development training
● One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal government positions upon completion
of service
AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements
● Must be 18 years of age
● US citizen, national, or legal resident

Salary

living stipend and other benefits

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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