CKP is hiring! If you’re passionate about ending hunger and food waste, eliminating food deserts, or any other food/hunger-related issue, we’ve got jobs for you! In partnership with Hunger Free America’s Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps, we are recruiting several year-long AmeriCorps VISTA positions at different Campus Kitchen locations and two summer associates. We are also looking for a summer intern in our DC office.
The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University (CKNU) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member who will work to provide nutrition education information and opportunities for low-income children, adults, and senior citizens. The VISTA will use community surveys and work with community organizations to improve accessibility of healthy food options for families and senior citizens and improve access to nutritious food options by enhancing awareness of the availability of utilization of benefits at farmers’ markets. They will also recruit, manage, and train community volunteers to develop and deliver SNAP trainings to community-based organizations. This is a one year, full-time position beginning June 2017.
The Campus Kitchen at Marquette University (CKMU) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member who will work as a team with the CKMU Program Coordinator to promote volunteering opportunities, manage volunteer shifts, conduct community outreach, and develop innovative and meaningful programming to increase food justice and hunger awareness for the larger campus community. On a daily basis they will respond to volunteer inquires, complete food safety paperwork, track information for monthly reports, and establish new food resourcing partnerships. This is a one year, full-time position beginning June 2017.
The Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston (CKUMB), in partnership with Hunger Free America (HFA), seeks a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate to assist with the maintenance, development, and expansion of its current program operations. CKUMB regularly provides well-balanced, family-style meals and healthy snacks to low-income youth in Boston who generally receive free and reduced-price school meals during the school year. Nutrition education programming is also provided to these youth, under supervision of the Summer Associate. Finally, the VISTA will inform and assist with the preservation and growth of CKUMB’s SNAP Outreach Program for clients of varied ages. This will include tabling and outreach events.
AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate at Northwestern University
The Campus Kitchen at Northwestern University is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate to assist SFSP sites in serving meals, which includes food resourcing, food preparation, meal assembly, delivery, counting meals, set-up and clean-up, food safety record keeping, coordinating and/or leading enrichment activities, and other duties necessary for site to operate The VISTA will recruit, train, and manage volunteers to assist with summer operations and outreach programs and conduct outreach in targeted communities of low-income individuals for the Summer Food Service Program, SNAP, farmers’ markets, and/or nutrition education.
The Campus Kitchen at UMass Boston seeks an AmeriCorps VISTA member to support the CKUMB Coordinator in expanding CKUMB’s programming through volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, community engagement and partnerships, SNAP outreach, nutrition education, and capacity building. The VISTA member will assist in volunteer recruitment efforts to facilitate operations, prepare for and implement nutrition education programs for youth and senior citizens with our interns; distribute information about SNAP and SNAP E&T programs and lead info sessions with community organizations and members. This is a one year, full-time position beginning July 2017.
The Campus Kitchen Project, in partnership with Hunger Free America, is seeking a full year AmeriCorps VISTA member based in our Washington, DC headquarters to help us grow the organization’s capacity to develop and deliver programs to combat on-campus hunger, SNAP, and SNAP E&T outreach; develop and maintain partnerships with state and national organizations; and develop enhanced resources around volunteer recruitment and retention. AmeriCorps VISTA positions are designed to enhance organizational capacity, but are not direct service roles. The VISTA will report to and support the Associate Director of Training and Evaluation in developing and improving resources for community outreach to be used by Campus Kitchens across the nation. Some activities will include collaborating with CKP staff and with VISTA members working at our other locations across the country to identify emerging best practices, so the position is a great opportunity for those who enjoy working as part of a national team and gaining experience in developing impactful nonprofit programs.
The Campus Kitchens Project is seeking a summer Communications and Events Intern in Washington, DC. We will ensure the intern has not just daily tasks, but can take ownership over engaging projects as well. Interns at CKP can stand to learn a great deal about food waste and what it means to go “beyond the meal”; gain a deeper understanding of nonprofit communications and event planning; a passionate and hardworking team who is eager to teach and learn; responsibility to and autonomy in completing tasks and projects; and hands on experience working with students to transform recovered food into meals for those in need and delivering those meals.