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Get Food USA Community Outreach Specialist

Internship Responsibilities

Need Remote Community Service Hours? Help End Food Insecurity Through Phone Banking!

What is Get Food USA?

The number of people experiencing food insecurity in 2020 has increased by over 17 million due to COVID-19. GetFoodUSA.org is a searchable directory of locations offering free food assistance to the public. Created in response to the food insecurity crisis escalated by COVID-19, GetFoodUSA collaborates with local partners and volunteers dedicated to providing up-to-date information to the public. This is the first resource to map every free food distribution site in the country.


Posted On: Friday, September 4, 2020

Start Date: Immediate 

End Date: December 1, 2020 

Community Service Hours: up to 120 per semester (8-10 hr per week) in exchange for university credit

Skill Set Required

Volunteer Description

Phone bankers are needed to verify data in the GetFoodUSA.org database. You must have strong interpersonal communication skills; you will quickly consolidate large amounts of information into concise, simplified writing as they gather data from phone interviews. The script takes anywhere between 5-10 minutes to run through if a live person is contacted; however, calls take less than one minute if there is no response. 

 

In addition to phone banking, the internship will include biweekly speakers who will share about the work they are doing to address food insecurity and food aparteid in their communities. 

 

Requirements

Access to a phone to make calls and survey food donation services remotely 

Access to the internet.

Ability to conduct and record web-based research.

Fluent in English (reading, writing, and speaking).

Comfort reaching out to constituents on a telephone and engaging in survey work.

Comfort reading phone scripts and recording answers into web form, based on the details ascertained in a phone conversation.

Orientation towards innovative problem-solving and teamwork.

Mission-driven spirit and interest in social justice work.

 

Additional Benefits:

  • Fellows will be provided with training on customer service and data entry.
  • Professional development and ongoing learning opportunities will be provided.
  • Calling schedule is flexible.
  • Community service hours in exchange for university credit. 
  • Start date: Immediate.

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD

Details

Semester: Fall (Sep - Dec)
Year: 2020
Hours per week: 1-10 hours
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: No

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: September 18, 2020
Required Documentation: Resume
Application Instructions

To Apply

Please fill out this application

Contact kim@baltimorecorps.org for more information. 

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