AmeriCorps Food Rescue Specialist
The AmeriCorps Food Rescue Specialist will contribute to the hunger relief efforts in Johnson County by supporting the daily function of the food rescue program and its volunteers in a friendly and fast-paced environment. This person will be part of the team directing volunteers and actualizing smooth pick-up and delivery of food donations, and preparing T2T’s fleet of vehicles for food rescue routes. This position may also participate in the gleaning (harvesting) of excess produce from farms and gardens as well as getting the food to food-insecure individuals via pop-up free produce stands and other efforts with partner agencies. 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.
Schedule and Duration: Average 20 hours per week from December 5, 2022 – August 11, 2023
Primarily Monday-Friday mornings from 8AM with some flexibility (especially the first couple weeks of service, if needed to accommodate an academic calendar). Other days and times as needed and agreed upon; will require some evenings in the summer.
Required: Willing to consent to an AmeriCorps background check.
Ability to lift and move 20-40 pounds repeatedly.
Strongly preferred but not required: Over 21 with a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Supervision Given by: The Food Rescue 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 (both preferred, if available) 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.