Project Feast is currently recruiting for an AmeriCorps Vista position!
The Refugee Support Network (RSN) is a coalition of refugee service providers in the Seattle/King County region. Partners in the RSN include Jewish Family Services, Project Feast, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, the Bhutanese Community Resource Center, Coalition for Refugees from Burma, East African Community Services, the International Rescue Committee, and Iraqi Community Services. We are currently recruiting for an AmeriCorps Vista position to begin in February. We have a tight recruitment deadline, so if interested please apply before December 17th. To find and apply for positions please visit the AmeriCorps Vista website and search for the Refugee Support Network in Washington State. Then click the listing for Project Feast in Tukwila.
AmeriCorps*VISTA is a federally subsidized program that offers participants a monthly living allowance of $1069.00, medical benefits, childcare assistance (if income eligible) and an education award of $5645 or a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of the year of service.
Anyone interested in applying must create an application on the AmeriCorps VISTA website first.
Our listing is below. If you have any further questions, please contact Alanna McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Member Duties : This member will support Project Feast’s trainings through curriculum development, volunteer recruitment, and fundraising initiatives. PF’s participants are low-income refugees and immigrants, facing major barriers to employment. PF’s trainings offer these students an intensive, ESL appropriate, training program that builds on existing skills they have brought here. The member will create a curriculum for the job search program and will recruit and place volunteers in the training programs to increase the number of participants and provide better case management to participants in their search for living wage jobs. Fundraising activities will allow for more program participants to enter the free skills training program. This member will develop a cooking class program that teaches good nutrition to refugee families and provides refugee cooks an opportunity to demonstrate skills they have learned in training, and share their culture with the broader community.|
|Program Benefits : Health Coverage , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Training .|
|Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours , Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time .|
|Service Areas : None|
|Skills : Business/Entrepreneur , Communications , Public Speaking , Computers/Technology , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Community Organization , Team Work , Teaching/Tutoring , Social Services .|
|Service Description : At Project Feast, we envision a world where everyone’s abilities are respected regardless of their formal education or experience. We deeply believe in the ability of people from diverse backgrounds to connect in meaningful ways through sharing a meal. While refugees and immigrants find it a challenge to integrate into society, Project Feast’s work proves that these circumstances are not insurmountable. Immigrant and refugee populations contribute rich cultural traditions that make the Seattle area one of the most vibrant in the world. Not only do we empower amazing cooks from around the globe by equipping them with the hands-on vocational training to gain their footing in the food industry here in Seattle, we also connect them to opportunities to make a living and share their wealth of food knowledge with our greater Seattle community, a place with hunger and passion for excellent food. In the process, our participants become deeply integrated into local communities and economies. We enrich all of our lives, one cook at a time. Through our training program we build up skills and confidence of low income refugees and immigrants, and connect them to living wage jobs so they and their families can achieve to their highest potential. We provide them with intensive commercial kitchen knowledge and hands on experience, while addressing significant barriers including limited English, PTSD, lack of transportation and childcare options. Many of our participants are mothers on welfare, underserved by mainstream programs. We believe that immigrants and refugees should have equal access to training they need to prosper economically and socially.|