We are looking for mentors who can begin in July 2016. If you are interested in this position, please submit this application (click here) by Friday, July 15, 2016. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and we advise you to apply before the deadline. You will be contacted for a phone interview if your application indicates a good fit.
Application Deadline EXTENDED!
The Philadelphia Food Access Collaborative is seeking dynamic individuals with experience in volunteer recruitment and management to serve as mentors to emergency meal site providers in Philadelphia. Mentors will work with emergency meal sites in Philadelphia that regularly serve meals to vulnerable individuals in congregate settings. Emergency meal sites often seek volunteers to cook or serve meals, fundraise, facilitate onsite services (such as clothing drives and food pantries), and manage partnerships with social service agencies, among other roles. Mentors will share best practices and support emergency meal sites as they develop volunteer descriptions and recruitment strategies, create a volunteer handbook and orientation, and implement volunteer management and retention practices. In addition, mentors can be involved in the development of curriculum and materials for the mentorship program.
This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. Mentors will meet with emergency meal site providers for two hours each month over a six month period at their emergency meal site. Mentors will also be invited to participate in a Volunteer Recruitment and Management 101 training for emergency meal site staff and volunteers.
3+ years of volunteer management experience
Interest in food security and community empowerment in Philadelphia
Familiarity working with diverse populations
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Dependability and willingness to commit for the full six months
Help emergency meal sites provide services in a safe, dignified environment
Contribute to the successful launch and development of the mentorship program
Enhance your leadership skills and gain a greater knowledge of Philadelphia communities
Learn from the experiences and strategies/tactics of local emergency meal site providers