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AmeriCorps*State Project

The Anti-Hunger and Empowerment Corps is a 26-member AmeriCorps*State program that works to strengthen New York City's severely under resourced feeding agencies and support anti-hunger and poverty organizations throughout the City. These 1,200 soup kitchens and food pantries are more dependent than ever on high-quality volunteer help and the technical and organizing assistance that the Members provide. Our AmeriCorps team focuses on three key issues: volunteer recruitment, nutrition education, and benefits outreach.

AmeriCorps: What We Do

 

Being an AmeriCorps Member

AmeriCorps members work full- or part-time at kitchens, pantries and anti-poverty organizations across the city. The experience is hands-on, challenging, and ultimately deeply rewarding and enriching. As an AmeriCorps member, you will likely have the opportunity to work on a day-to-day basis with the people whom you are serving. The work is varied.

Qualifications

Applicants must be responsible self-starters with a commitment to public service. Basic computer/internet skills are required, as are effective writing and communications skills. Previous volunteer, non-profit, or food/agriculture experience is a plus. English is required; Spanish is a plus. Travel to diverse neighborhoods is required for this position.

Benefits

In addition to a stipend, AmeriCorps members receive an education award - which may be used to pay off loans or current/future schooling - of $5,350 for full-time work and $2,675 for part-time work. Full-time members also receive health insurance. All members receive an experience vital for success in the non-profit sector.

For More Information

If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume via mail to Vicky Dumbuya at the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, 50 Broad Street, Suite 1520, New York, NY 10004; via fax at (212) 825-0267; or via email at vdumbuya@nyccah.org. For more information, call Vicky at (212) 825-0028 x219.