AmeriCorps VISTA

Position Description:

The VISTA member will focus on increasing Campus Kitchen’s capacity to efficiently collect food donations and distribute meals to food-insecure seniors in Athens-Clarke County. The VISTA will strengthen volunteer recruitment and training procedures and sustain partnerships with UGA service-learning courses, UGA student organizations, and local service agencies. The VISTA will leverage resources to invest in student leader training and education, and improve existing fundraising efforts. The VISTA will also support UGA undergraduate interns on the Campus Kitchen’s Leadership Team.

Term Length and Benefits:

The position is a year-long AmeriCorps VISTA term beginning February 26th, 2018 and ending February 25th, 2019. The position’s benefits include: AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance during service, relocation allowance, health coverage, choice of education award or end of service cash stipend, and mileage reimbursements for work-related travel. Applicants are strongly encouraged to learn about the AmeriCorps VISTA program and  the program terms of service before applying.

Knowledge, Skills, Competencies Preferred:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with community partners

  • Experience managing and recruiting volunteers 

  • Food service or culinary experience

  • Programming or education experience related to food security or nutrition

  • Professional, personal or academic interest in gerontology, public health, or food security

  • Understanding of food safety issues and controls

  • Knowledge of grant writing and fundraising methods

  • Knowledge of principles of service-learning and community engagement

  • Ability to work independently on complex tasks

  • Access to a personal vehicle is required

How To Apply:

Applicants must apply through the MyAmeriCorps.gov portal in order for their application to be considered:

  

Inquires may be directed to Brad Turner, Campus Kitchen Coordinator, at bradct@uga.edu. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the AmeriCorps VISTA Terms of Service before applying. 

The Campus Kitchen at UGA

Office of Service-Learning

1242 1/2 S. Lumpkin St.

Athens, GA, 30602-3552

Phone: 706-542-0891

ckuga@uga.edu