Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 01-Oct-2017 to 30-Oct-2017
  • - Connect2Help 2-1-1
  • Indianapoiis, IN, USA
  • VISTA/AmeriCorps

The VISTA will develop and coordinate an outreach program to expand awareness of the Connect2Help211 database as a means to alleviate food insecurity in a 35-county area in Indiana. This position is sponsored by the Indy Hunger Network and hosted by Connect2Help211.

Connect2Help211's mission is to facilitate connections between people who need human services and those who provide them. Connect2Help211 serves solely to promote self-sufficiency, change lives, and, as a result, improve the quality of life in our communities. The organization provides a call-in line and a website database that connect people with information about where to find the resources they need, including food, shelter, employment, health care, and other services. As a member of the Indy Hunger Network, Connect2Help211 is working with hunger relief partners in the Greater Indianapolis area to ensure that anyone who is hungry can access the nutritious food they need.

Responsibilities:
The VISTA will work to ensure that residents of all 35 counties covered by Connect2Help211 services have access to local resources for food in order to reduce food insecurity. The position will focus on outreach in our 35-county service area to increase awareness of 211 as a food-related resource for clients and as a referral partner to agencies.  This project will promote self-sufficiency and lift residents out of poverty.

Specific duties include:
1) Research locations for outreach, including hospital systems, community centers, libraries, and food pantries and visit them to raise awareness of 211.
2) Identify additional resources, such as food pantries, that are not already included in our database. Add these resources to the database to improve access to food for people seeking assistance.
3) Represent 211 at events with faith-based, government, and social service agencies to educate them about 211 services.
4)  Represent 211 at community gatherings to improve understanding in the community of the services that 211 provides and how to access information.
The VISTA will closely with partners and will attend bi-weekly meetings with other Indy Hunger Network VISTAs. The VISTA will have the opportunity to build an extensive network and gain valuable professional experience, while helping the Indy Hunger Network achieve its goal to create a system that ensures anyone who is hungry can access the nutritious food they need.

Position Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal
- Strong organizational skills
- Car recommended

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