9/22/2020 update: This position has now been filled. Thank you for your interest.
Spark hope and support stability for people living in poverty! Shape the future of VEAP by diversifying our volunteer corps and deepening partnerships with multicultural communities. Join our team as a Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator through the AmeriCorps VISTA program.
Through your service, the VEAP community and beyond will become stronger and more hopeful. You will make space for positive outcomes to flourish by building the foundation to embrace and welcome all people in our community to contribute. The VISTA Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator is a key position responsible for growing community volunteers to support our mission of creating pathways to access to healthy food, housing stability and supportive services.
You will expand and diversify our volunteer corps in order to better reflect the families and communities we serve. You will develop and implement trainings that promote inclusion, uncovering unconscious bias and increasing understanding of diverse volunteer corps in order to create a welcoming place for all. You will deepen relationships with diverse communities served by VEAP in order to build partnerships, reach new client audiences and expand the reach of VEAP. You will shape the future of VEAP!
VEAP’s integrated basic needs and social services programming supports low-income families and individuals facing food insecurity and housing instability. Since 1973, we have provided a range of services provided by professional staff and volunteers to help low-income individuals and families living in four communities of the Twin Cities metro area.
Our holistic approach to services focuses on a household’s overall stability, hope and potential for future success. VEAP operates one of the largest food pantries in the state with approximately 10,000 individuals having access to healthy foods every month through our full On-site Food pantry and Mobile Food Pantry bus.
As our community grows more and more diverse, VEAP is committed to taking proactive and intentional steps to reach new audiences to engage in our work. In response to changing demographics, you will play a critical role in identifying, recruiting, orientating, training and supporting volunteers to expand programming in diverse communities. You will conduct strategic outreach and recruitment in order to diversify our volunteer corps. You will collaborate with partners and community stakeholders in outreach activities that build and strengthen our connections and expand our reach. Your work will spark hope for the future and support stability for people living in poverty.
Our work environment is client centered, values driven, team oriented, and fast paced. We are committed to supporting a diverse volunteer corps that reflects the communities we serve.
Candidates with experience in: Public Speaking, Community Organization, Nonprofit Management, Social Services, Recruitment, Writing/Editing, Communications encouraged to apply.
Program Benefits: Living Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training, Forbearance of qualified student loans, VISTA Healthcare Allowance.
Application deadline: Open until filled
Program Start/End Date: Rolling start date until filled
Questions or interested in learning more about this opportunity? Contact Courtney Flug, Volunteer Director, at [email protected], 952.955.8325
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions.