Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Share Our Strength
Posted on: January 3, 2014
Locations that are currently accepting applications for AmeriCorps members wishing to serve with Cooking Matters include:
Baltimore, Maryland: Share our Strength
Washington, DC: Capital Area Food Bank
Dallas, TX: North Texas Food Bank
Denver, CO: Share our Strength
Ft. Lauderdale, FL: FLIPANY
Little Rock, AR: Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance
Louisville, KY: Dare to Care Food Bank
Manchester, NH: New Hampshire Food Bank
Portland, OR: Oregon Food Bank
Rochester, NY: Foodlink
Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters® empowers low-income families with the skills to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home, as part of the No Kid Hungry® campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Cooking Matters serves families across the country through hands-on, six-week cooking courses; interactive grocery store tours; and mobile, online and educational tools. Participants learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals.
AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for Americans to make an intensive commitment to service. The AmeriCorps network of local, state, and national service programs engages more than 80,000 Americans in projects around the nation each year.
Share Our Strength is seeking full-time AmeriCorps members to help its Cooking Matters Lead Partners in service locations across the United States.
Cooking Matters AmeriCorps members will work with Lead Partner Cooking Matters staff to implement effective hands-on courses and tours teaching families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable-and most important-affordable. Members will:
Cooking Matters AmeriCorps members are part of local and national Cooking Matters teams and take part in all associated training and activities. AmeriCorps members will receive orientation training from Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters staff as well as Lead Partner Cooking Matters staff. Members will be part of a peer network of AmeriCorps members from around the nation and be a part of regular training opportunities including monthly webinars and two in-person retreats.
TERMS and BENEFITS:
Full-time member term: 1700 hours of service within a 12-month period
The full-time member will receive a living allowance of $12,300, a basic health plan, training, child care (based on income eligibility), and an AmeriCorps education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of service.
For questions about Share Our Strength's Cooking Matters AmeriCorps National Direct program, contact: Allison Forrer at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please visit the AmeriCorps Recruitment Site at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do. Equal Opportunity Employer.