Advocacy Volunteer

Published

04/19/2018

Address

Baltimore
Maryland
United States

Description

Position Available

Volunteer to make a difference in Maryland and help to end hunger in your state! Maryland Hunger Solutions is a non-profit organization that works to end hunger by increasing access to all of the federal nutrition programs through a combination of advocacy, education, outreach, and collaboration.


Organizational Background

FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. FRAC engages in research, technical assistance, information dissemination, policy analysis and advocacy, coalition-building, and an array of communications strategies. FRAC works in partnership with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger and food insecurity, and poverty as their root cause.

Formed in 2007, Maryland Hunger Solutions (MDHS) is the leading Maryland non-profit working to reduce hunger and improve nutrition in the State of Maryland by improving participation and benefits in public nutrition and related programs. MDHS’s focus is on using federal programs (e.g., food stamps, called the Food Supplement Program in Maryland, school breakfast and lunch, summer and afterschool nutrition programs, WIC and other programs) to reduce hunger and its adverse effects; to improve economic security, health and nutrition; and to strengthen community institutions.


Responsibilities

As an advocacy volunteer, you will support MDHS’ work in Maryland to communicate with federal, state and local officials – as well as aspiring officials -- about the importance of nutrition programs and how they can be protected and improved. The volunteer will help engage community partners, academic and nutrition leaders, faith-based organizations and local agencies to amplify our advocacy messages; and will coordinate with partner organizations to execute innovative and targeted advocacy campaigns.

 

Required skills

  • You must have your own transportation and a willingness to drive to different locations in Maryland
  • You should be comfortable working with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills


 Preferred

  • Foreign language skills (reading, writing, and conversational)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Experience working with low-income clients or with a non-profit organization
  • Experience with event planning and management
  • Experience with advocacy campaigns

How To Apply

employment@frac.org
http://www.frac.org/about/jobs-and-internships

Please email cover letter and resume, along with 2 references to:

employment@mdhungersolutions.org. Please include “Advocacy Volunteer - MDHS” in subject line.

FRAC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. FRAC is firmly committed to a policy against discrimination based on age, sex, race, religious creed, sexual orientation, disability or ethnic or national origin.


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