May 24-August 1, 2021
The HungerCorps team is a passionate cohort of 100 direct service Summer Associate AmeriCorps members working in partnership with food banks and community-based organizations to connect families with the food they need.
As a HungerCorps member, you will be assigned to a food bank or nonprofit organization, where you’ll use your skills and experience to support critical anti-hunger work. You will prepare and serve meals, pack boxes of food, engagement with community members, and conduct grassroots community outreach to get the word out about available resources. You can expect to deliver meals directly to families’ doors at an apartment complex, serve Grab and Go meals at a community center, or distribute groceries to families at a neighborhood food pantry. As a part of this cohort, you will be supported with a robust orientation, ongoing trainings, and the tools and resources you need to be successful.
Full training and certification provided. Serve in your community with placements in Seattle, Shoreline, Tukwila, Renton, Auburn, East King County, Kent, or Federal Way.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Training
• Modest living stipend of $1982.40 per month, pre-tax (prorated by day during partial service months of May and August)
• Eligible to receive Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,342.86), or a cash award ($345.80) after successful completion of your service year. By law, only AmeriCorps VISTA members who are either U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens—sometimes referred to as “Lawful Permanent Residents”—are eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award. All other members will receive an end of service cash stipend.
• Unlimited ORCA Transportation pass
• Mileage reimbursement for travel between service sites, if required by your site placement
• Receive your Food Handler’s Permit and other professional development trainings
• Become part of the AmeriCorps Network and part of a high-impact team
• Receive special consideration for United Way’s Fuel Your Future, Financial Empowerment, Benefits Hub and Housing Stability AmeriCorps teams, beginning Fall 2021.
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• 18 years of age or older
• US citizen, US national, or lawful permanent residents, or persons legally residing in a state. Persons legally residing in a state include (but not limited to) those having the following legal residency classifications: refugee status, asylum or asylee status, temporary protected status, deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status. Unfortunately, F1 Visas are not sufficient.
• Available full-time (40 hours per week) from May 24, 2021 to August 1, 2021
• Must go through background checks
• Self-starters who are passionate about supporting their community and public service
• Experience working independently in high-energy environments
• Flexible, resourceful, and adaptable
• Ability to build relationships and effectively communicate information to a broad audience, including conducting outreach to parents, youth and other community members
• Experience working with diverse populations and an ability to apply a racial equity lens towards anti-hunger work
• Second language skill (especially Spanish, Somali, Amharic, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, or Ukrainian) is highly desirable so that we can offer services to families in their preferred or native languages.
• Consistent access to a personal vehicle is needed for some site placements. Members who travel between service sites will receive mileage reimbursement at IRS standard rates
English, American Sign Language, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese
Subject to criminal background check