Clark County Food Bank hiring Farmers’ Market Donation Internship

Vancouver, Washington

Farmers’ Market Donation Station Internship Announcement

About Clark County Food Bank

The Clark County Food Bank exists to “Alleviate hunger and its root causes in Clark County, Washington.” Our Farming and Gleaning program helps us with that mission by increasing the amount of fresh, nutritious food we distribute through our 29 partner agencies across Clark County, localizing the source of our emergency food supply, and engaging and educating the community through volunteer opportunities.

Job Description

The Farmers Market Donation Station (FMDS) Intern will have the opportunity to help the Clark County Food Bank fulfill its mission to “alleviate hunger and its root causes” by collecting produce donations at farmers markets this summer. Stations will be set up at the Vancouver Farmers Market on Sundays and at the Salmon Creek Farmers Market on Thursdays. The FMDS Intern will be responsible for sharing the mission and programs of CCFB with the public, and collecting fresh fruit and vegetable donations from market vendors and customers. This produce gets distributed to Clark County residents struggling with hunger and food insecurity through our 29 partner agencies, increasing access to fresh, healthy food to those who need it most.

• Setting up a canopy and table with outreach materials
• Getting to know the farmers market vendors and managers
• Talking with farmers market customers about the mission and work of the Clark County Food Bank
• Collecting produce donations from vendors at the end of the market
• Breaking-down the farmers’ market gear
• Transporting produce donations to the Clark County Food Bank warehouse

Time Commitment
• Approximately 12 hours/week
• Sundays 11am-4pm & Thursdays 2-8pm
• July – September, with some training in late June
• This position has room for some flexibility to meet the student’s learning objectives and total hours for credit required.

Position Requirements
>18years old; Able to stand for extended periods of time and tolerate variable weather conditions; Reliable transportation; Access to reliable communication tools (cell phone, email); Outgoing and interested in interacting with the public; Training on basic CCFB information; Able to lift 25-50 pound boxes; Available Sundays 11am-4pm & Thursdays 2-8pm.

This is an unpaid internship position. We are able to offer mileage reimbursement and can work to meet the requirements of your college program to receive credits, if applicable.

Skill Development
Community Outreach; Hands-on experience as part of a non-profit organization team; Gain deeper understanding of hunger and food insecurity issues.

Application Process
Email your resume and a brief cover letter describing your interest and qualifications for the position to by June 13, 2014.

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