About Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force
The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force envisions that in a state as abundant as Idaho hunger will not exist and works to put public and private resources into action statewide in order to eliminate hunger and provide food security for all Idahoans.
Placement in Boise, Idaho!!
What is the VISTA Program?
AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.
Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps Program
The Anti-Hunger and Opportunity Corps (AHOC) is a nationwide AmeriCorps VISTA program sponsored by the New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH. The AHOC program partners with some of the nation's most innovative anti-hunger nonprofit organizations like the IDAHO HUNGER RELIEF TASK FORCE that support NYCCAH's mission of "moving families beyond the soup kitchen." AHOC engages those who commit a year of their life as community change agents in this best practices originating and highly commended program by way of new project implementation, capacity building, volunteer management and community support building while simultaneously breaking down barriers and providing improved access to nutritious foods via nutrition education and benefits utilization, including SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) and the Summer Food Service Program.
Benefits of being an AmeriCorps VISTA
- Full time position
- Annual living allowance of $11,136 (paid bi-weekly)
- Health care benefits
- Student loan forbearance
- Payment of Interest Accrual on student loans
- Education award of $5,645 upon completion of the program or $1500 stipend
- Personal development opportunities, and valuable hands-on experience in community development.
- Relocation Assistance (if applicable)
- Childcare Assistance (if applicable)
- Optional Life Insurance
- One year non-competitive status for a US federal government position
- A network of over 180,000 AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers and alums
Position Available -- deadline to apply is March 31, 2014
The IDAHO HUNGER RELIEF TASK FORCE is currently seeking qualified VISTA candidates to serve full time as an organizer in expanding awareness of the SNAP program in Idaho and in promoting a stronger local food systems through outreach to farmers' markets and ensuring low income access to these food systems.
Find out more!
For information about serving at the IDAHO HUNGER RELIEF TASK FORCE through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, or for any questions you may have, contact Kathy Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 447-8218.
The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of our work by the Food Research and Action Center, Mazon and Share our Strength.
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