Serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member with Food Recovery Network!

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $19,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



4321 Hartwick Road
College Park
United States


About Food Recovery Network

Food Recovery Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works with students on college campuses and with food businesses to fight both hunger and food waste. Food Recovery Network (FRN) members rescue surplus food that would otherwise be wasted and donate it to people in need in their communities.

Since it was founded in 2011, FRN has grown to 230 chapters in 44 states and D.C. Together we've recovered over 2.7 million pounds (that's over 2.2 million meals!) of good food and prevented over 2.4 million kilograms of CO2 emissions.

About the Positions

FRN is seeking four AmeriCorps VISTA members to join our team for a one year term of service, starting in fall 2018:

FRN Program Research & Outreach VISTA: This position will build upon the foundation laid out last year to create a research model and new resources to expand FRN's reach into communities where FRN is not currently represented. This VISTA will focus research and outreach on four specific regions to support FRN’s larger goal of increasing its impact to feed more food-insecure individuals and families while also reducing unnecessary food waste. To learn more and apply for this position through the AmeriCorps portal, go here.

Food Recovery Verification (FRV) VISTA: The FRV VISTA will work with FRN's Program and Executive teams to strengthen the FRV program, which serves as a third party that verifies that food business are donating surplus food at least once per month to hunger-fighting nonprofits and helps food business start or strengthen food recovery programs. This positions involves strengthening the application process, supporting FRV clients, and testing and evaluating quality control measures. To learn more and apply through the AmeriCorps portal, go here.

Alumni Programs VISTA: The Alumni VISTA will support the development and strengthening of FRN's Student Alumni Advisory Board (SAAB). They will identify and engage FRN alumni and coordinate opportunities to engage them both online and in person. This position involves growing FRN's alumni network and finding new ways to integrate alumni into FRN's work and mission. The VISTA will also support students at FRN Official Chapters and Chapters in Progress in establishing and strengthening their food recovery program. To apply through the AmeriCorps portal, go here.

Program Evaluation VISTA: The Program Evaluation VISTA will work with the Program Team to strengthen FRN’s processes for collecting food recovery data and analyzing metrics. The VISTA will collaborate closely with the Communications and Development teams to better communicate FRN’s data-driven stories. The will play an integral part in the implementation of program improvements, such as developing FRN's new student portal and improving FRN's food tracking forms. To apply through the AmeriCorps portal, go here.


AmeriCorps members earn an annual living stipend of $19,000 along with medical, dental, and vision coverage at no cost; childcare assistance is available through AmeriCorps for those who qualify. You may be eligible for student loan forbearance on federal student loans. AmeriCorps members can earn an education award of $5,920 after successfully completing their service term.

In addition, FRN offers:

-Nine paid federally recognized holidays

-10 paid personal days off

-Professional development and training opportunities, including in-office speakers, online and in-person workshops, and opportunities to attend events and conferences

-Flexible work schedule

-Transportation stipend

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please click the appropriate link and submit an application through the AmeriCorps portal. We encourage you to apply for any positions you're interested in.

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