AmeriCorps Volunteer Position - Food Insecurity Response AmeriCorps

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Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) Food Insecurity Response AmeriCorps will respond to food insecurity needs across our core service area. This position will help sort, package, and distribute food and household items to food insecure households. In addition, they will assist in the development of innovative ways to provide nutritional, educational, and financial resources to households in need with consideration of special circumstances surrounding COVID-19.


The AmeriCorps member must have:

  • Willingness and ability to serve as a team member, provide support, communicate clearly, ask for guidance when needed, and admit mistakes

  • Ability to handle responsibility, make decisions and problem-solve in the moment

  • Emotional maturity, situational awareness, and comfort taking broad direction

  • Flexibility and capacity to take initiative

  • Willingness and ability to assist in maintaining a clean, healthy environment

  • Ability to set healthy boundaries with others

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

  • Committed to the concept of diversity and the inherent worth of every individual

  • Experience with diverse populations with complex needs


The member will receive a living allowance of $3,780 for completing 450 hours of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the member will receive a Segal Education Award worth $1,612.43 from the National Service Trust.


Requirements: 

  • Must be 18 years of age or older by start date

  • Must have at least a high school diploma or recognized equivalent by start date

  • Must be either a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

  • Must pass mandatory pre-service background checks

  • Must have and maintain reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance

Closing Date:  Open until filled


To Apply:  Mail, fax, or email cover letter and resume to: MICA, 1001 S. 18th Ave., Marshalltown, IA 50158; 641-352-5020; josie.stahlin@micaonline.org


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  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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