United Way Overview:
United Way of King County’s vision is to build a community where people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. United Way concentrates on issues that affect the most vulnerable and on which it can have measurable influence. Under our priority of breaking the cycle of poverty, we are committed to ensuring that families, especially families of color, have access to nutritious food.
Everyone deserves consistent access to healthy and culturally appropriate food. But, since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, local leaders estimate that hunger in our community has tripled. Low-income families and families of color have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, and are experiencing hunger at unprecedented rates. United Way of King County’s Fuel Your Future program connects families with critical food resources – including school meals, food banks, and public benefits programs like SNAP and WIC – with a particular focus on low-income communities of color. Help families in your community access food this summer as a COVID-19 HungerCorps member.
Your Role and the HungerCorps Team:
The HungerCorps team is a passionate cohort of 100 direct service Summer Associate AmeriCorps members working in partnership with food banks and community-based organizations to connect families with the food they need.
As a HungerCorps member, you will be assigned to a food bank or nonprofit organization, where you’ll use your skills and experience to support critical anti-hunger work. You will prepare and serve meals, pack boxes of food, engagement with community members, and conduct grassroots community outreach to get the word out about available resources. You can expect to deliver meals directly to families’ doors at an apartment complex, serve Grab and Go meals at a community center, or distribute groceries to families at a neighborhood food pantry. As a part of this cohort, you will be supported with a robust orientation, ongoing trainings, and the tools and resources you need to be successful.
Full training and certification provided. Serve in your community with placements in Seattle, Shoreline, Tukwila, Renton, Auburn, East King County, Kent, or Federal Way.
Benefits and Compensation:
- Monthly Pay of $1982.40, pre-tax stipend
- NEW BENEFIT: $500 bonus in addition to stipend when you successfully complete the position***
- Eligible to receive Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($1,342.86), or a cash award ($345.80) after successful completion of your service year.
- Unlimited public transportation (ORCA) pass
- Mileage reimbursement for travel between service sites, if required by your site placement
- Receive a Food Handler’s Permit and other professional development trainings
- Become part of the AmeriCorps Network and part of a high-impact team
- Receive special consideration for United Way’s Full-Time AmeriCorps teams beginning Fall 2021.