Senior and Childhood AmeriCorps VISTA


United Way of Palm Beach County

CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Exempt – AmeriCorps VISTA

REPORTS TO: Vice President for Hunger Relief

Purpose

There are nearly 200,000 hungry people living in Palm Beach County. 1 in every 5 children and 1 in every 7 Palm Beach County seniors struggle to eat every day. Understanding the negative consequences of hunger, United Way of Palm Beach County is leading the anti-hunger fight in our county through implementing the Hunger Relief Plan.  This position will assist with the implementation of childhood and senior activities of the Hunger Relief Plan.

AmeriCorps VISTA assignments are for a term of one year.  Participants must be at least 18 years of age, eligible to work in the U.S., and will receive a living allowance, end-of-service stipend or education award, health coverage, training and childcare assistance if eligible.  More information is available at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do

Responsibilities

  • Publicize summer meal programs
  • Create database of faith-based organizations that serve the hungry
  • Use social media and local media to raise awareness of the hunger that exists in Palm Beach County and the Hunger Relief Plan
  • Schedule and help execute outreach opportunities
  • Review data, research and findings of the Senior Hunger Workgroup
  • Communicate and coordinate action plan with Senior Hunger Workgroup and United Way staff
  • Create comprehensive list of agencies in Palm Beach county providing hunger relief services to seniors
  • Survey volunteer needs using United Way of Palm Beach County’s volunteer form
  • Recruit, train, and place senior volunteers
  • Assess volunteer program

Standards

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to work with others, agencies and volunteers
  • Ability to solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively
  • Demonstrate independence and high motivation
  • Demonstrate outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Flexibility
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly-organized
  • Ability to initiate and follow up on projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to track outcomes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to represent the United Way of Palm Beach County in a professional manner

Physical Requirements

Ability to perform the above responsibilities.

Application Process

Interested applicants must complete an AmeriCorps VISTA application at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do

 


Accreditations

Contributions benefit United Way of Palm Beach County, a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization. “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, CH802, MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1. 800.435.7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, OR AT www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.”
United Way of Palm Beach County receives 100% of each contribution.