Outreach Volunteer (Eastern Shore)

Published

04/19/2018

Address

Centreville
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 outreach volunteer, you will help us by distributing educational flyers and information about food resources. This includes tabling at events around Maryland (primarily the Eastern Shore) and giving out information and flyers to connect people with MDHS services and food resources. Occasionally you may need to travel to our Baltimore office or assist with special events and trainings. You may also be asked to help with canvassing or represent MDHS at partner meetings. Some volunteers may assist with food stamp applications. This position is unpaid, but you will be reimbursed for travel expenses.  

As a volunteer, you are an extension of our organization. We primarily work with low-income clients and expect volunteers to treat clients with dignity and respect.


Required skills

·        You must have a willingness to travel to various locations around the state

·        You should be comfortable making phone calls, as this position may require phone calls to clients or to arrange outreach opportunities

·        You should be comfortable working with people from a variety of backgrounds

·        Excellent communication 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


How To Apply

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

employment@mdhungersolutions.org. Please include “Outreach Volunteer Eastern Shore- 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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