Target Hunger Coordinator

Posted 30-11-2018
Category Local from Home
Interns Needed 1
Anticipated Timeline January- June 2019
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Link to the Mission:

The mission of the Lethbridge Food Bank Society is to meet the immediate food needs of applicants in Lethbridge and the surrounding area, while working toward long term solutions to hunger and poverty.

 

Target Hunger is one of our annual fundraisers, which enables all community members to easily make a donation to Lethbridge Food Bank and Interfaith Food Bank, our two local food banks of Lethbridge. The basic premise of the event is that volunteers deliver yellow bags to each residence in Lethbridge (during the week prior to the event), then on the second Saturday in June, the bags are collected and delivered to the food banks for sorting and eventual distribution. This involves many people, and many pounds of food, as well as much coordination.

Qualifications:

The successful applicant will:

  • Be pursuing a post-secondary degree.
  • Be self-motivated, detail-oriented; have the ability to organize information and people concisely and clearly.
  • Have experience with coordinating events and/or volunteers. (Or at least participated in the organizing of.)
  • Be an approachable individual, able to network with community members and organizations.

Time Commitment:

The successful applicant will complete the internship by the middle of June 2019.

 

Deliverables:

  • Use provided materials and resources to develop a plan and procedure for recruiting Target Hunger participant groups, and for the event logistics.
  • Development of promotional materials, social media and sponsorship recruitment.
  • Recruit & coordinate volunteers to assist with the delivery and collection of Target Hunger bags, transport, and sorting food.
  • Work together with the Target Hunger Committee to coordinate event details and procedures.
  • Communicate regularly with the Target Hunger Committee to ensure full participation and understanding.

Accountability:

The successful applicant will be responsible to  Lethbridge Food Bank's  Executive Director, and can communicate via email or telephone. The intern will be expected to attend committee meetings and check in regularly to report on progress made or challenges faced.

Benefits:

In addition to the bursary provided by Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, the successful applicant will gain knowledge about coordinating events and managing volunteers, and sharpen their organizational skills; a valuable asset for any future employee.

Recognition:

The successful applicant will receive appropriate recognition of their efforts from the Target Hunger Committee, as well as be listed as the main contact for the Target Hunger event in any and all press releases and promotion.

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Management
  • Event Management
  • Community Social Work
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration

Some specialized skills required:

  • Be an approachable individual, able to network with community members and organizations.
  • Have experience with coordinating events and/or volunteers. (Or at least participated in the organizing of.)
  • Be self-motivated, detail-oriented; have the ability to organize information and people concisely and clearly
  • Be pursuing a post-secondary degree.

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Work together with the Target Hunger Committee to coordinate event details and procedures
  • Recruit & coordinate volunteers to assist with the delivery and collection of Target Hunger bags, transport, and sorting food
  • Development of promotional materials, social media and sponsorship recruitment
  • Use provided materials and resources to develop a plan and procedure for recruiting Target Hunger participant groups, and for the event logistics