Americorps Oregon Food Bank Position

  • Context:

Oregon Food Bank is looking for Americorps members for their Cooking Matters program, volunteer-staffed learning courses that deliver hands-on cooking and nutrition education to low-income community members in the Portland Metro area, including Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties. If you have an exceptional track record with project plans, volunteer management and have previous volunteer experience. As the AmeriCorps member, you will be working closely with OFB’s Nutrition Education Program and School Pantry teams to effectively organize Cooking Matters courses throughout the community and at OFB school pantries.

  • Primary Responsibilities:

Coordinate and implement Cooking Matters courses, including managing the classroom, developing and maintaining relationships with community partners, securing class materials, coaching and supporting volunteers and class participants.

Manage, train, recruit, recognize, and support volunteer staff who lead courses.

Foster an inclusive, safe and fun learning environment for volunteers and class participants.

Develop volunteer and host agency outreach and training materials.

Track program activities and record class successes through interviews, photographs, and videos for quarterly program reports.

Complete enrollment documents and paperwork required by Cooking Matters.

  • Requirements

You have a high school diploma or GED; and education or experience in nutrition, health education, community education, social work or a related field.

You have a strong interest or experience with food assistance programs, hunger issues, and with social service agencies.

You have demonstrated success with developing and implementing project plans.

You are bi-lingual and bi-cultural (Spanish/English).

You are proficient with computers and basic software programs.




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