AmeriCorps Food Pantry Associate
Applications must be submitted to AmeriCorps City Square by August 24th to be considered.
This position is an AmeriCorps quarter time position with a start date of September 4, 2018.
The Food Pantry Associate will serve as a lead contact in the food pantry. The Associate is responsible for working with the volunteers to ensure that clients have a positive experience while at Crossroads. Duties include the following:
• Daily preparation of the food pantry
• Train and support new volunteers, both individuals and groups
• Work with volunteers to keep the pantry stocked throughout the day
• Coordinate all food pantry volunteers, assigning tasks and serving as the main point of contact during the day
• Communicate with Programs Director and other staff to ensure the food list is accurate throughout the day
• Assist with building Community Distribution Partner (CDP) food pick ups
This service opportunity is highly interpersonal and requires the member to serve well with others. Member must be able to accommodate changing service conditions and diverse points of view. Member must also be able to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes the ability to lift at least 25 pounds and stand/walk for up to 5 hours. Member must learn to balance both program identity and AmeriCorps identity. Member must wear the AmeriCorps logo during service.
Preferred: Previous employment or volunteer experience in fast-paced and/or customer service-oriented field. English/Spanish bilingual.
Minimum: 18 years or older. High school diploma or GED. Interest in serving vulnerable populations. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Ability to serve flexible hours as requested - some Saturdays. Access to reliable transportation to and from Crossroads on a daily basis. Must demonstrate commitment to serving clients from diverse backgrounds and vulnerable populations, including individuals experiencing homelessness.
This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations. As such, it requires a three-part National Service Criminal History Check, including a FBI fingerprint background check. Until a member is cleared on all three components, the member is not permitted to have access to vulnerable populations but is confined to training and program development.
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential position functions subject to reasonable accommodation.