No child should grow up hungry in the United States. By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.
We’re ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.
Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our No Kid Hungry community partners.
For the Fall to Spring program, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula will host one (1) Youth Ambassador working on initiatives related to child nutrition, including our in-Club food service, our COVID Grab and Go meal delivery program, food-related educational and fun activities with children, and strategic planning.
- Participate in the delivery of the Clubs’ child nutrition programs, including our in-Club meal service, our Grab and Go meal program for low-income children, and fun and educational activities with kids [70%]
- Participate in a project that focuses on strategic planning related to our the effective and efficient operation of our child nutrition programs during the COVID-19 pandemic [20%]
- Complete ongoing training and administrative activities [10%]
- Program and activity design and development, planning, and budgeting;
- Menu planning;
- Food shopping;
- Meal and snack preparation, distribution, and clean-up;
- Program and activity assessment;
- Engagement with children and youth in cooking, gardening, arts and crafts, and educational activities related to food and nutrition;
- Meeting and communicating with Club staff and community organizations.
No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic undergraduate college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
- Interest in hunger issues
- Commitment to working with diverse communities
- Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
- Good customer service and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently
- Familiarity with social media
- Use of personal laptop and mobile phone preferred
- Reliable access to a vehicle
Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $4500 for over the course of the fall and spring semesters, for a completion of 300 hours over two semesters. The program starts on October 1, 2020 and ends in May 31, 2021.
Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend online training sessions throughout their term.
Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.nokidhungry.org/youth-ambassadors
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary, Internship
Pay: Up to $750.00 per month