AmeriCorps – Food Pantry Associate

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



1822 Young Street
2nd Floor

United States


Applications must be submitted to AmeriCorps City Square by August 24th to be considered.

Service Dates: 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 clients have a positive experience while at Crossroads. Specific duties include the following:

  • Daily preparation of the food pantry
  • Train and support new volunteers, both individual and groups
  • Work with volunteers to keep the pantry stocked throughout the day
  • Coordinate all food pantry volunteers, assigning tasks and serving at the main point of contact during the day
  • Communicate with Programs Director or other staff to ensure the food list is accurate throughout the day
  • Assist with building Community Distribution Partner (CDPs) food pick-ups
  • Attend weekly pantry and all staff meetings

Essential Functions

Adhere to professional standards, such as reporting for service on-time, staying on task, being friendly and helpful on site and in the community, and maintaining a professional manner and appearance. Members are required to complete and submit a biweekly timesheet to the appropriate onsite supervisor for signature and approval.

Members are required to call in to the appropriate site supervisor and any relevant site staff when absent or late to the program or scheduled service event. Chronic tardiness and absenteeism is grounds for suspension and/or dismissal. Members who miss three consecutive days or more of scheduled service due to illness or other compelling circumstance, such as a family emergency, must provide a doctor's note or other similar documentation explaining the reason for the absences.

Members must have a strong commitment to community service and the ability to communicate effectively with staff, fellow members, community partners and AmeriCorps staff. Members must also exhibit a strong ethic of service (attendance, record-keeping, completing timesheets in a timely fashion, etc.). Members are required to adhere to all codes of conduct and or related policies and procedures of Crossroads, CitySquare and AmeriCorps.

Service Conditions

This service opportunity is highly interpersonal and requires that members serve well with others. Members must be able to accommodate changing service conditions and diverse points of view. Members 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.  Members 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. 

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency required, Spanish proficiency preferred.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School