Americorps VISTA Community Organizer
The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank is seeking two AmeriCorps VISTAs to be Community Organizers supporting the Ohio Benefit Bank. Recognized as one of the most successful application completion assistance programs in the nation, The Ohio Benefit Bank™, a program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, trains 2,000 counselors every year to assist people in obtaining state and federal benefits like food assistance, health care coverage, tax credits, and more. The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB™) is available at about 1,300 sites spread throughout all of Ohio's 88 counties. Our OBB community organizers (CO's) help us to build and maintain a network of faith-based and community organizations committed to stabilizing low-income working families and seniors living on fixed incomes by connecting them to income enhancement programs.
For more information, go to http://go.acrfb.org/acv and http://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/current-openings.aspx . Please apply through the AmeriCorps website ASAP. Start date June 28, 2013, commitment of one year.