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Community Engagement AmeriCorps Member

Posted: 06/11/2021

Take a lead role in creating and implementing new community engagement events, including volunteer recruitment and management or coordinating food donation logistics with transportation and warehouse staff, and entering data to track project success.  Coordinate all aspects of at least one ongoing community engagement program within the department, including a process improvement plan.  Create and implement new activity or event which will educate, engage, or empower the community to support Harvesters’ mission. Occasionally supervise volunteers in the Volunteer Engagement Center where donated perishable and non-perishable food items are sorted and repackaged.  Give tours of the facility, engage with the groups and individuals in a variety of settings about Harvesters’ mission and how to get involved.  Develop and conduct service learning activities for youth groups and families in conjunction with community engagement events and national days of service. Provide excellent customer service via phone and email, to new and current supporters by coordinating logistics for community-based food donation programs or individual and group volunteer visits. 
Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. 
We are a regional food bank serving a?
26-county area?of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 760 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. We also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition.? 
Harvesters is a certified member of?
Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. Harvesters also is one of five regional disaster relief staging sites for Feeding America. We continually store a supply of food, water and cleaning supplies that can be sent to a disaster site on short notice. 

  • Bi-weekly living allowance ($580.76, pretax). 
  • Free individual health insurance coverage. 
  • Childcare assistance and student loan forbearance for qualified individuals. 
  • Mileage reimbursement. 
  • Up to two weeks of time off from scheduled service. 
  • After successfully completing the service term, Segal Education Award of $6,345 (members who are 55 and older can transfer the Award) 
  • Professional Development opportunities 
  • Fulfilling service opportunities 
  • CPR, AED, FA certification 
Harvesters embraces a philosophy that recognizes and values diversity. 
Our core values emphasize the characteristics we seek in team members. At Harvesters, we are mission driven, accept personal responsibility, empower colleagues, value teamwork, are innovative, show trust and respect, contribute to a quality work environment and are open communicators. 

Job Type: Full Time,Part Time,Temporary