Position Description: Part Time Food Pantry Operations
AmeriCorps members will provide 675 hours of service over 36 weeks.
October 15, 2021
AmeriCorps members will deliver support to meet the basic needs of Iowans, serving in organizations that are experiencing increased demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps members are addressing four key needs: (1) Food Security, (2) Economic Relief Services and Programs, (3) Volunteer Management and (4) Direct Disaster Response activities as needed
Member Service Activities
CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank Pantry location: 1045 Highway 6 East, Iowa City, Iowa, 52240. Description of anticipated service schedule: 20 hours a week within these hours- preferred hours when pantry is open to the public.
- Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30-5:00 (open to the public from 12pm-4:30pm)
- Tuesday 8:30-7:30 (open to the public 12pm-7:00pm)
- Thursday 8:30-5:00 (open to the public 9:30-4:30)
- Saturday 8:00-2:30 (open to the public 9:30-2:00)
Sick or personal days are allowed, but members lose possible days to earn the required number of hours needed to successfully complete the term of service. There are additional benefits offered if the member has a compelling personal circumstance.
AmeriCorps members will serve with the CommUnity Crisis Services and Food Bank to address food security in Iowa City through the following service activities:
Food Bank Operations
- Support leadership with daily Food Bank operations
- Receive, organize, and distribute food items in the self choice food pantry
- Implement current and new COVID-19 safety measures
- Provide orientation for volunteers
- Support leadership to provide volunteer supervision
- Keep accurate data records and communicate with clients/volunteers
Mobile Pantry and Delivery Operations
- Coordinate and facilitate mobile pantry operations
- Support client intake the delivery line for client intake
- Support leadership to prepare and coordinate daily food deliveries
- Keep accurate data records
Member may be asked to participate in additional service activities that are not included in the member positions description but are in alignment with the approved grant activities. Volunteers recruited by, instructed by, and/or supported by the member will not participate in prohibited activities as outlined by the grant.
- A living allowance of $6,075 will be paid to help meet the necessary living expenses incurred while serving in the AmeriCorps program. The living allowance will be divided evenly across the term of service and paid every two weeks via direct deposit.
- $2,417.14 Segal Education award at the end of a successful term of service. AmeriCorps members age 55 or older at the start of service can transfer the award to a child or grandchild.
- Student loan deferment, forbearance or forgiveness opportunities are available depending on the type of student loan. It is the member’s responsibility to obtain information about whether their loan(s) qualify for this benefit. This is not an automatic benefit of the program.
- Health insurance and child care assistance, if eligible.
- Training and professional development related to the knowledge and skills required for service, as well as training specific to the community the member serves. The member will receive a mid-term and end of term evaluation.
AmeriCorps members must:
- Must be 18 years of age or older by start date.
- Must be able to lift up to 50lbs.
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, or be in process of completion.
- Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.
- Must pass mandatory pre-service background checks.
Please submit a resume to Krystal Kabela, Food Bank Manager at email@example.com. There will be one interview that can be virtual or in person.