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AmeriCorps member at Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council

AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
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Member(s) will recruit, train, and support volunteers to implement the annual Wenatchee Empty Bowls fundraising event, expand and streamline the Green Bags program, help with Mobile Pantry distributions, and support all areas related to food distribution. Member(s) will be involved in continuous volunteer recruitment and appreciation efforts.

Service Activities

Receive, package, and distribute food and other essential items for the mobile food pantry, the food distribution center, and its partners.
Maintain, clean, and stock the mobile food pantry.
Drive/operate mobile food pantry truck and trailer and other agency vehicles/equipment.
All positions will abide by AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities as in the Member Service Agreement
Develop, obtain, and distribute information on local resources.
Partner with organizations with similar missions who operate mobile service units.
Recruit, train, and support other community volunteers.
Plan and coordinate events and projects related to food insecurity, such as the Empty Bowls fundraiser and Green Bags sustainable food drive.
Receive and package all Green Bags donations, including Saturday events.
Debrief and report on events.
Maintain records of clients served and resources they were provided.
Collect and report data as directed.
Attend training related to food, hunger, and poverty.
Attend training and participate in AmeriCorps team projects as expected.

Community Need Addressed

Recruit, train, and support volunteers who will support the efforts of the North Central Washington Food Distribution Center that delivers over a million pounds of food across the Chelan and Douglas Counties annually.

Position Outcomes

Recruit, train and support volunteers who will ensure the continuation of programs such as Empty Bowls and Green Bags.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

We would have an orientation for new members to include the following: - A warm welcome involving food! - A tour of all of our offices and introduction to all of our staff - Assignment and explanation of office space & equipment, email, phone etc. - Set up and directions for building access and security - Overview of expectations such as dress code, time and attendance and service hours - Overview of our organization culture - Overview of our agencies mission, purpose and goal - Overview of the Americorp assignment description - Explanation and introduction of site supervisor and lines of communication - Highlight support available

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

time management, community engagement, volunteer management, event planning

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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