Grace Community Food Share (GCFS) Intern

GCGCNY has been approved for a government-sponsored GCFS Intern.  The intern is approved for 11 weeks, at 25 hrs per week (minimum wage).  Days and hours are flexible. Please see below for some details.

Ineligible applicants:Visa students, those on work permits
Eligible applicants:Canadian citizens; permanent citizens; refugees; 15-30 years old
Applicants do not need to be a student
Deadline for applications:June 12, 2021
June 12, 2021June 12, 2021
Supervised by:Rev. Ted Tham, Aaron Mok, Deaconess Dora Yeung

Job Description

Meeting with supervisors (over zoom): approx. once every 2 weeks (at beginning, more frequent)

(Prioritized, most important = 1)

  1. set up volunteer, client, community outreach and other tracking tools
    • clean up volunteer database (attendance) – drivers; food buyers; honorariums
      • Make a system that is easy to maintain & update
      • coordinate sorting donated food
    • clean up client database
      • Make a system that is easy to maintain & update
      • set up a data base to capture client’s activities such as communication with client
    • clean up food management database
      • Make a system that is easy to maintain & update
    • clean up community outreach referral & partners’ database
      • Make a system that is easy to maintain & update
      • research info about other food banks, e.g. eligibility, catchment area
      • look for grant opportunities to apply
  2. Update/create training/volunteer manual
  3. Assist Saturday Operations coordinators
  4. Help coordinate conversion of office to storage
  5. Help initiate promotion of the Food Bank within GCGCNY (incl. social media – Instagram; all three congregations)
  6. Helping with professional development of volunteers (workshops on food handling; nutrition, best practices within food banks)