Program Internhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/535023/Program InternProgram InternBallard Food Bank<p> Ballard Food Bank's mission is to bring food and hope to our neighbors...because there can be enough for everyone. To achieve our mission, we provide access to nutritious foods through our unique grocery-model food bank, financial resources, referral and mail services that support self-sufficiency, and we advocate for food equity and justice. </p><p> <strong>POSITION DESCRIPTION: </strong><br> The Program Intern will be a member of our small but mighty team. The primary focus of the position will be to support our unique grocery-style Food Bank, Home Delivery and Weekend Food for Kids Programs. The Ballard Food Bank provides healthy food to over 1,200 individuals each week. Our Home Delivery program reaches more than 100 of our neighbors who are home- bound. The Weekend Food for Kids Program serves more than 250 students in 15 schools throughout Ballard, Magnolia and Queen Anne. We accomplish all of this with our incredible staff and over 100 dedicated volunteers. The Program Intern will work with this team to help bring food and hope to our neighbors. </p><p> The Program Intern reports directly to the Assistant Director and works closely with other staff to achieve our organizational mission and goals. </p><p> <strong>DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:</strong><br> The Program Intern will be an integral part of the Ballard Food Bank (BFB) team. <ul> <li>Support the Weekend Food for Kids program by working with BFB staff to track food inventory, stock food, repack bulk items, and pack bags. (20%)</li> <li>Help in the food bank with clients, sorting and stocking food, grocery recovery or food delivery. (20%)</li> <li>Support Home Delivery program by conducting deliveries, packing bags and updating client information. (20%)</li> <li>Assist with the mail program by sorting and distributing mail to clients. (10%)</li> <li>Support special capacity building projects for the food bank programs, especially projects that meet the needs of the organization and align with the volunteer's interests and strengths. (10%) </li> <li>Other duties as assigned (5%)</li> </ul> </p> <div class="ExternalClass19FF35657F8D408192DA3C6D060EDC21"><p> <strong>QUALIFICATIONS:</strong> <ul> <li>Passion for our mission, "We bring food and hope to our neighbors because there can be enough for everyone"</li> <li>Bachelor's Degree in related field OR equivalent paid or volunteer experience;</li> <li>Ability to serve children, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures in a respectful manner </li> <li>Ability to work respectfully and collaborate with staff and volunteers</li> <li>Excellent conflict management skills</li> <li>Ability to maintain confidentiality </li> <li>Attention to detail and strong organizational skills</li> <li>Excellent customer service skills</li> <li>Excellent written and oral skills</li> <li>Proficiency in Spanish or another language spoken by recent immigrants to Seattle a plus</li> <li>Strong computer and relational database skills, knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel & Word)</li> <li>Ability to lift 50 lbs. safely</li> <li>WA State Patrol Background Check</li> <li>Valid driver's license. </li> <li>Comfortable driving a cargo van. </li> <li>Ability to work off-site as needed</li> <li>A sense of humor. </li> </ul> </p><p> <strong>The Right Fit for this role:</strong> <ul> <li>Feels rewarded by helping others</li> <li>Operates with a deep sense of empathy, and still is able to maintain boundaries and enforce policies </li> <li>Is mature and professional: respects confidentiality, able to de-escalate situations</li> <li>Is flexible and willing to contribute in a variety of ways to the team and organization</li> <li>Likes being part of a team and able to work independently</li> <li>Has a sense of humor and a positive attitude</li> </ul> </p></div>

 

 

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