Baylor University Food Security Initiative VISTA- Boerne
Hunger is a complex problem that cannot be solved by one single individual or organization, as coordination and collaboration take time and effort and can be difficult with limited resources. The FSI VISTA member will support those experiencing poverty by empowering community members to build and sustain community-based coalitions through the development of operational systems and resources, enabling communities to work together to reduce hunger and sustain food security.
The Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP) provides the expertise and support to foster collaboration. We convene, train, inform and support communities to assess local hunger, and evaluate barriers to food security, in order to become a Hunger Free Community. This is where the BCHP Food Security Initiative (FSI) comes in.
The BCHP FSI VISTA project goal is to support communities to think strategically and work collaboratively to develop food security solutions. To learn more about BCHP's network of Hunger Free Community Coalitions visit us at https://texashungernetwork.org Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : Support community based coalition to be action oriented and sustainable as they work to reduce hunger and poverty in the region by: 1) Providing administrative and logistical support for coordination of meetings, increasing community engagement, strategic planning, and asset based community assessment; 2) Resource for development and implementation of best practices identified in THI's Toolkit for Developing and Strengthening Hunger Free Community Coalitions; 3) Support the coalition with sustainable development and transition planning through recruitment & training of volunteers, and identifying/applying for future funding opportunities.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Training .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Non-Profit Management , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Leadership , Urban Planning , Business/Entrepreneur , General Skills , Education , Public Health , Team Work , Community Organization , Social Services , Disaster Services , Communications , Writing/Editing .