5/21/2020 update: All five positions have been filled at this time. Thank you for your interest!
In an effort to do all that we can for our community during this time of crisis, VEAP has applied and been awarded five new team member positions through ServeMinnesota’s launch of the Minnesota AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative. This new initiative is designed to help communities better respond to new needs brought on by the COVID-19 crisis.
As an Emergency Response Member, you will help VEAP respond to significant needs in our community related to COVID-19. In total, we are seeking 5 new summertime staff to help with the following:
Food & Basic Needs team (2 members): Support warehouse, distribution and food pantry operations; pack food orders for visitor visits and grocery deliveries; conduct grocery home deliveries to seniors, people with disabilities and those facing transportation barriers with VEAP vehicles.
Social Services (2 team members): Support social services operations; assist with completion of food request, data privacy and client history forms; assist with processing vouchers for client assistance; and follow-up with landlords and property managers regarding housing assistance
Volunteer Services (1 team member): Support volunteer engagement; provide administrative and record keeping support for the volunteer department; conduct outreach via phone and email to fill volunteer shifts; assist with bi-weekly volunteer information sessions and schedule volunteer placement interviews; welcome and greet volunteers to VEAP.
Benefits and Term
Members are paid a stipend of $650 every two weeks during their term of service. This stipend is taxed as income, and members complete a W-4. Members who successfully complete their terms of service will also receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award education award of $1,289.95. Awarded at the end of your service term, it can be used to pay educational costs at eligible post secondary institutions, or to repay qualified student loans.
Emergency Response Members will serve one term of service in a full-time capacity (35 hours per week) beginning June 8 and ending service on August 15.
Have questions? Email [email protected]. Applications are due online by May 20.