HandsOn Central Ohio inspires, equips and mobilizes people to create meaningful change in their lives and in their community. The agency is the region’s premiere information, resource referral, and volunteer mobilization organization, serving Greater Columbus for nearly 30 years. HandsOn Central Ohio serves more than 500,000 people across 29 Ohio counties each year, by providing community insights, access to critical needs, and volunteer support to provide access to safe and warm housing; nutritious meals; improved academic, social and emotional outcomes for young people; better public health; and to strengthen Central Ohio’s neighborhoods. As the gateway to emergency food in Franklin County, HandsOn Central Ohio is responsible for scheduling appointments to the vast majority of Franklin County's food pantries, as well as to mobile pantries in other Ohio counties. Our referral specialists assess callers' needs, complete the intake process using our centralized data system, and then schedule an appointment at one of approximately 60 area food pantries. In FY 2014, we set 113,253 food pantry appointments in Franklin County alone for 112,805 residents (translating to over 1.3 million meals). Additionally, this March, we developed a new and innovative Foodline Mobile Scheduling program, in which Columbus residents in high-need neighborhoods can schedule appointments to select pantries via text message or online chat, allowing them to save valuable phone minutes and overall improving access to the county's emergency food system.
This VISTA member will recruit, train and coordinate volunteers for Franklin County’s emergency food clearinghouse (Foodline) as well as develop virtual training modules and advertisements for continued use beyond his/her term. This will involve creating recruitment advertisements for various types of media; developing recruitment plans and outreach for and to specific populations; creating virtual training modules for both phone scheduling and mobile scheduling; conducting on-site Foodline training for new volunteers; conducting on-site refresher trainings as needed; interviewing potential volunteers; developing schedules and seating arrangements; and monitoring volunteer performance and activity.
Applicants must apply at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=59418&fromSearch=...
Closing date is April 27th, 2015.