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2019-2020 NC Hunger Corps VISTA

Actively Recruiting

Openings

10 currently recruiting

Service Dates

January 22, 2019 - January 21, 2020

Application Window

October 19, 2018 - January 4, 2019

Location

  • North Carolina, US

Contact Information

Chad Fogleman
(336) 278-7278
cfogleman2@elon.edu

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Description

North Carolina Campus Compact is currently recruiting to fill AmeriCorps VISTA positions for our NC Hunger Corps program. The NC Hunger Corps is a team of AmeriCorps VISTA members who are placed at a college, university, or community-based organization to build the capacity of programs that serve low-income people AND connect colleges and universities to their communities.

NC Hunger Corps members will support on- or off-campus hunger relief programs, including those assisting low-income or disadvantaged college students and staff. These programs may include campus or community gardens, food recovery efforts modeled on the Campus Kitchen Project or the Food Recovery Network, food pantries, and fresh produce distribution (mobile markets). Hunger Corps members may also work to raise awareness about nutrition and healthy eating.

VISTA members will serve in one-year, full-time placements at selected sites across the state. VISTA member duties include: Recruiting and training volunteers, Community & agency assessment, Resource Development through fund-raising and grant-writing, Creating publicity and outreach materials, Coordinating hunger awareness events and national day of service events, Data collection and performance measurement, and Promoting AmeriCorps, VISTA, and national service.

North Carolina Campus Compact is currently recruiting to fill AmeriCorps VISTA positions for our NC Hunger Corps program. The NC Hunger Corps is a team of AmeriCorps VISTA members who are placed at a college, university, or community-based organization to build the capacity of programs that serve low-income people AND connect colleges and universities to their communities.

NC Hunger Corps members will support on- or off-campus hunger relief programs, including those assisting low-income or disadvantaged college students and staff. These programs may include campus or community gardens, food recovery efforts modeled on the Campus Kitchen Project or the Food Recovery Network, food pantries, and fresh produce distribution (mobile markets). Hunger Corps members may also work to raise awareness about nutrition and healthy eating.

VISTA members will serve in one-year, full-time placements at selected sites across the state. VISTA member duties include: Recruiting and training volunteers, Community & agency assessment, Resource Development through fund-raising and grant-writing, Creating publicity and outreach materials, Coordinating hunger awareness events and national day of service events, Data collection and performance measurement, and Promoting AmeriCorps, VISTA, and national service.
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Living Allowance

$1000 - $1025 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

Standard VISTA member benefits include: bi-weekly living allowance ($12,311/year), settling-in bonus (if eligible), choice of end-of-service education award ($6,000) or cash stipend ($1,800), healthcare benefits (not insurance), childcare assistance (if eligible), and possible in-service travel reimbursement (provided by host site). Our Corps members have access to a professional development fund, are connected to our network of more than 200 VISTA alumni, and may accept housing assistance provided by the host site.

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Strong candidates will have a background in youth development or hunger relief, as well as a passion for VISTA’s poverty-fighting mission, knowledge of VISTA rules and guidelines, and a commitment to strengthening national service. Familiarity with concepts and modes of higher education civic and community engagement – including service-learning, community-based research, and volunteerism – is preferred.

Candidates must be able to attend an in-person orientation January 23-24 in Elon, NC. (Travel & expenses will be paid by NC Campus Compact.) The first official day of service will be January 22, 2019. The year-long service term will end on January 21, 2020.

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Higher Education Institution, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank

Activity Types

Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Chad Fogleman
(336) 278-7278
cfogleman2@elon.edu

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