Local Food Volunteer Coordinator North Coast Opportunities
- Date Posted January 17, 2019
- Location Ukiah, CA
- Category Culinary / Nonprofit
- Job type Full-Time
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) is the Community Action Agency that serves Lake and Mendocino Counties, as well as parts of Humboldt, Sonoma, Del Norte, and Solano Counties. NCO was established in 1968 as part of President Johnson's War on Poverty, with the mission of assisting low-income and disadvantaged people to become self-reliant. NCO provides a safety net of emergency assistance, employment, and training services for low-income individuals and families.
The Caring Kitchen Project in Mendocino County, a Ceres Community Project affiliate, provides nutritious meals delivered to the homes of families struggling with the challenges of cancer. The meals are prepared by volunteer teen chefs-in-training under the guidance of the Caring Kitchen Project’s chef, and draw from primarily plant-based recipes.
The Caring Kitchen Project provides opportunities for youth to develop culinary skills, nutrition knowledge, and job readiness skills under the direction of a chef, and in collaboration with adult volunteer mentors. Cooking and sharing food creates and strengthens a sense of community, and the act of preparing and providing food to cancer survivors and their families empowers teen volunteers.
Check out our website and Facebook page for more information: www.ncoinc.org/programs/caring-kitchen-project/
Job description NCO Caring Kitchen Project is seeking an enthusiastic individual to become an AmeriCorps VISTA Member as a Local Food Volunteer Coordinator.
The Local Food Volunteer Coordinator will primarily work to build a strong volunteer network for the Caring Kitchen Project’s nourishing meal delivery service to low-income cancer clients. Ideal candidate will have experience in engaging adult volunteers, building community relationships, and organizing volunteer schedules and delivery logistics.
• One year commitment for AmeriCorps service term
• Associate’s degree preferred
• Valid drivers license and auto insurance
• Reliable vehicle
AND... Do you possess these qualities?
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Enjoy working with adult volunteers from diverse backgrounds
• Systems thinker and self-starter
Biweekly living allowance, paid holidays, sick leave and vacation, $6,095 education award, housing assistance, health coverage, relocation assistance, and a network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers and alums.
See AmeriCorps VISTA webpage for more info: www.vistacampus.gov/ Compensation this position is : stipend / non-monetary compensation Application instructions