Stipend of no more than $3000
Hours per week
400 hours over the course of the summer
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggle with hunger. That’s 13 million kids. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.
We are ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and Summer Meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.
Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our state No Kid Hungry community partners.
For the summer program, partners have two (2) Youth Ambassador per location working on initiatives related to Federal Child Nutrition programs (Summer Food Service Program)
• Supporting summer meals sponsor outreach to improve services and expand participation (30%)
• Community outreach (20%)
• Coordination of education activities at summer sites (20%)
• Marketing, social media (20%)
• Partner meetings, Misc. Admin (10%)
The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors at Children’s Hunger Alliance will be working on a pilot project to make truly open Summer Meals Sites successful.
- The Youth Ambassadors (YAs) will support program implementation at five Summer Meals sites in partnership with Columbus Parks and Recreation and the St. Vincent Family Center
- The YAs are responsible for volunteer recruitment and training to support the Summer Meals sites
- To promote these sites, the YAs need to conduct community outreach and spread the word about free Summer Meals through marketing and canvassing
- The YAs will support data collection to evaluate the summer program
- The YAs will also support a Columbus-wide Summer Meals Kick-off event and spike events through the course of the summer
No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic, undergraduate college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
- Interest in hunger issues
- Commitment to working with diverse communities
- Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
- Good customer service and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently
- Familiarity with social media
- Daily access to a car is required and use of personal mobile phone required
Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $3000 (each) over the course of the summer for a completion of 400 hours. The program starts on May 29th, 2018.
Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a local staff member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend an in-person training session prior to the start of work.
Youth Ambassadors will be required to attend a 2 night, 3 day training in Washington, D.C. from May 21st through May 23rd.
Interested applicants should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/youth-ambassadors