Now Enrolling AmeriCorps Local Food Recovery Specialist
AmeriCorps Local Food Recovery Specialist
The AmeriCorps Local Food Recovery Specialist will assist with the gleaning (harvesting) of excess produce from farms and gardens as well as getting the food to food-insecure individuals via free produce stands and other efforts with partner agencies. During harvest season, the Local Food Recovery Specialist will help lead gleans with volunteers to harvest local food and deliver it to local partner agencies in the Johnson County hunger relief network. The Local Food Recovery Specialist will also assist T2T’s program staff in actualizing produce free produce stands in partnership with T2T’s partner agencies. They will also assist with other local produce access initiatives, including recruiting and scheduling volunteers, motivating and building the local gardener-donor network, and support and participate in general food rescue program operations. T2T serves as the hub for 60% of the food distributed by Johnson County’s hunger relief network. The best candidate is an energetic team player with strong communication skills who enjoys interacting with people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
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Table to Table AmeriCorps Local Food Recovery Specialist 2023
Schedule and Duration: Average 20 hours per week from April 10, 2023 – September 22, 2023 OR 30-35 hours per week from June 5, 2023 – September 22, 2023
Primarily Monday-Friday from 8AM to 3PM with some flexibility, and some evening hours: up to two evenings per week. Other days and times as needed and agreed upon.
Required: Willing to consent to an AmeriCorps background check.
Ability to lift and move 20-40 pounds repeatedly.
Valid driver’s license for at least 4 years and pass driving history check (4 years good driving record).
Must be 21 years of age or older by start date.
Supervision Given by: The Local Food Recovery Specialist is supervised by the T2T Program Manager and is part of a team including the T2T Logistics & Relationships Coordinator.
If you’re interested in this AmeriCorps position, please submit an email of interest and/or a resume and cover letter (welcome but not required) to Allison Gnade at Table to Table via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Being an AmeriCorps member is about making a tangible difference for communities and individuals dealing with some of our nation’s biggest challenges: poverty, inequity, homelessness, and lack of access to education. Summer AmeriCorps members help organizations with activities that work to alleviate the effects of poverty all across the country. As an AmeriCorps member you will serve in a project identified and managed by the community while earning a modest living allowance that reflects the income level of the community where you’re serving.