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Food Forward is working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we’d love to have you join us.

Careers

Food Forward is currently seeking applications from people who are passionate about fighting hunger and food waste, and interested in working with Southern California’s premier gleaning nonprofit organization. Click on the links below to read the full career descriptions and to apply.

Internships

We are seeking student interns for this coming winter/spring! Interns will be placed with members of our Program Staff and will work directly helping us to harvest food, fight hunger, and build community. Internship positions require 10 – 20 hours / week out of our North Hollywood or Ventura branch offices and in the field. Internship positions are unpaid, but students may arrange to receive credit from their college or university. Email volunteer@foodforward.org for more information.


Careers

Organization: Food Forward, Inc - a 501 (c)(3) non-profit

Position: Outreach & Communications Coordinator (Entry-level)

Hours: Part-time (20 hours a week out of Food Forward’s North Hollywood office and in the field as needed)

Start date: December 2017

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Food Forward rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. This food helps feed Southern California’s most vulnerable: children, homeless individuals, veterans, those with HIV/AIDS, women, low­‐income families, immigrants, or anyone who does not have access to a sufficient quantity of food. We also aim to tap into an awareness and consciousness of sustainability and community building, and to become a bright voice on Southern California’s edible landscape around food security and food justice issues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Outreach & Communications Coordinator will report to the Outreach & Communications Director. S/he must passionate about Food Forward’s work across Southern California and enthusiastic to share it with our large network of volunteers and our supporters. This person should not only a be a people-person, but also someone who is skilled in mass outreach methods, such as social media, email, and website content.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in hunger, food justice, and environmental issues. We are looking for an extremely detail-oriented, creative, and proactive person who enjoys communicating with people and engaging them in our mission. They should be comfortable with speaking in public and on the phone, have excellent writing skills, and be able to work with various personalities and temperaments. Lastly, they should be interested in learning more about working in the non-profit, community organizing, or communications fields. This position provides an opportunity to become deeply involved with a diverse group of people in the urban food justice community, while working with a prominent and growing nonprofit.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Write and create content for Food Forward’s social media platforms
  • Engage with followers across all social media platforms
  • Draft bi-weekly e-newsletter, in addition to fundraising campaign and special events e-blasts
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to support continued engagement of volunteers
  • Engage local groups to participate in volunteer events
  • Coordinate Food Forward’s group of outreach volunteers, Community Ambassadors
  • Research and manage logistics of outreach events and opportunities
  • Attend presentations and outreach events as needed
  • Update and maintain Food Forward press list and media archive
  • Maintain and update Food Forward’s Flickr photo archive
  • Update statistics and information across Food Forward’s website
  • Manage social media and media email accounts for the organization

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Completed or pursuing a degree in a related field
  • Strong people, communication, writing, and public speaking skills
  • A passion for food justice and community building
  • Experience with social media platforms, specifically Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Experience using Excel, Google Sheets, and Google Docs
  • Ability to communicate with diverse communities across Southern California
  • A supportive co-worker who can work individually or collaboratively
  • A valid driver's license
  • Willingness to work on weekends or after hours
  • Able to lift 40-60lbs
  • Desired: experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Desired: experience in shooting and editing video and photos
  • Desired: experience managing social media for a company, brand, or non-profit

Wage: $15 per hour

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter in the body of the email including where you discovered this listing and attach your resume in a PDF version to career@foodforward.org.

The subject line should read, Outreach & Communications Coordinator – (Your Name). No phone calls please. Please follow these instructions to ensure we process your application.




Organization: Food Forward, Inc - a 501 (c)(3) non-profit

Position: Ventura County Branch Coordinator

Hours: Part-time (20 hours a week with opportunity to go to 30 hours after 6 months)

Start date: December 2017

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Food Forward rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. This food helps feed Southern California’s most vulnerable: children, homeless individuals, veterans, those with HIV/AIDS, women, low­‐income families, immigrants, or anyone who does not have access to a sufficient quantity of food. We also aim to tap into an awareness and consciousness of sustainability and community building, and to become a bright voice on Southern California’s edible landscape around food security and food justice issues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Ventura County Branch Coordinator will report to the Ventura County Branch Manager and support the Branch Supervisor. This person will play an important role in supporting and expanding existing programs. This position provides an opportunity to become deeply involved in the urban food justice community, while working to grow the organization’s presence in Ventura County.

Weekly responsibilities for the Backyard Harvest program include communicating with property owners who have fruit trees, scheduling and coordinating harvesting events, and on the ground representation for Food Forward. Weekly responsibilities for the Farmers Market Recovery program include maintaining program logistics, data collection, program reporting, and volunteer and event coordination. The Coordinator will also be the main point of contact for 40+ Super Volunteers in addition to the hundreds of volunteers that participate in events throughout the year.

In addition, she/he will be responsible for equipment drop off and produce pick-ups from donors throughout Ventura County and beyond, delivering the produce donations to receiving agencies, and keeping accurate records of donations. Other duties will include maintenance of harvesting equipment, data entry, scouting properties, providing backup for wholesale produce recovery and assisting staff in property outreach and scheduling events.

The person would be using Food Forward vehicles and does not need to provide a delivery vehicle. However, reliable transport to and from the office is required.

The Coordinator is expected to provide great customer service and keep in regular contact with the VC Branch staff.
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Skills/Qualifications:

  • Extremely organized and efficient with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal communication both on the phone and in person
  • Excellent written communication
  • Experience with volunteers
  • Team player
  • Good geographical knowledge of Ventura and Santa Barbara County
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to make and act on decisions quickly
  • Excited to represent Food Forward as a community ambassador engaging homeowners, volunteers and agencies
  • Able to work well under pressure and time constraints
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment - start-up or non-profit desired
  • Knowledge of locally grown tree varieties, including harvest seasons, tree size and shape, fruit qualities

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (Environment Science, Urban Planning, Public Policy or other related field of study)
  • Proven effective data and project management skills
  • Strong people and public speaking skills
  • Extremely organized and efficient with excellent attention to detail
  • Valid Class C Driver’s license
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Ability to drive large utility-style vans and trucks in compliance of traffic and safety laws
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to sit, stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders, bend, lift, twist, kneel, crouch, crawl, pull, push, carry, grasp, reach and stoop as needed
  • Ability to lift and move boxes of produce weighing up to 55 lbs from ground to vehicles
  • Ability to load picking equipment such as 8’ and 12’ foot ladders, picker poles, and hand trucks for harvests up to 50 people
  • Mandatory availability Saturday, Sunday, Monday and one other day per week

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Wage: $13-16/hr dependent on experience.

How to Apply:

Send a cover letter in the body of the email and attach your resume in a PDF version to career@foodforward.org. The subject line should read, VC Branch Coordinator – (Your Name). No phone calls please. Please follow these instructions to ensure that we process your application.




Internships

COMMITMENT: 10 weeks, 10 - 20 Hrs / Week out of our North Hollywood Office

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship position. We will work with students to arrange to receive credit from their school. Non-commuter miles may be reimbursed on a case-by-case basis.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Food Forward rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. This food helps feed Southern California’s most vulnerable: be they children, homeless individuals, veterans, those with HIV/AIDS, women, low­‐income families, immigrants, or anyone who does not have access to a sufficient quantity of food. We also aim to tap into an awareness and consciousness of sustainability and community building, and to become a bright voice on Southern California’s edible landscape around food security and food justice issues.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Our organization has two volunteer-powered programs that place hundreds of volunteers at food-recovery events every month. We are looking for an office-based student intern to help with Food Forward's volunteer outreach and coordination. This person will work directly with the Volunteer Coordinator and our Program staff. This position provides an opportunity to become deeply involved with a diverse group of people in the urban food justice community, while working with a prominent and growing nonprofit.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Communication, public speaking, and outreach skills
  • How to engage individuals and groups in food justice work
  • Event coordination and recruitment
  • Writing for correspondence, posts and online media
  • Strategic partnership management
  • Data-driven approaches to recruitment and communication
  • First hand experience with food security work in Southern California
  • The ins and outs of working at a growing non-profit organization

 

INTERNSHIP GOALS:

  • Recruit volunteers to assist with our food recovery work
  • Manage communication with the volunteers in our programs
  • Create new partnerships with schools, universities, and organizations
  • Further engagement with volunteers through communication, education, and media
  • Promote volunteer retention and positive, fulfilling volunteer experiences
  • Complete an independent capstone project at the end of the internship term

 

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in hunger, food justice, and environmental issues. We are looking for an extremely detail-oriented person who enjoys communicating with people and engaging them in our mission.  They should be comfortable with public speaking in person and on the phone, have good writing skills, and be able to work with various personalities and temperaments. Lastly, they should be interested in learning more about working in the non-profit, community organizing, or volunteer fields.

Other qualifications include:

  • Completed or pursuing a degree in a related field
  • Ability to take initiative on projects
  • A supportive co-worker who is able to work well individually or collaboratively
  • Comfortable with lifting 40 pound boxes of fruit/vegetables
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
  • Access to a laptop computer
  • Willingness and availability to work some weekends

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please attach your current resume and write a cover letter in the body of an email explaining your interest in the position. Email volunteer@foodforward.org with the subject line reading, “Volunteer Program Assistant- (YOUR NAME HERE).”




COMMITMENT: 10 weeks starting in January/February, 15-20 hrs/week out of our Ventura County Branch office (must be available over the weekend)

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship position (unless otherwise funded by a grant/school program). We will work with students to arrange to receive credit from their school. Non-commuter miles may be reimbursed on a case-by-case basis.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Food Forward rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. This food helps feed Southern California’s most vulnerable: be they children, homeless individuals, veterans, those with HIV/AIDS, women, low­‐income families, immigrants, or anyone who does not have access to a sufficient quantity of food. We also aim to tap into an awareness and consciousness of sustainability and community building, and to become a bright voice on Southern California’s edible landscape around food security and food justice issues.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Ventura County branch of Food Forward is growing rapidly, and we are looking for a Program Assistant to help facilitate that growth. This position provides an opportunity to become involved in the urban food justice movement while working for a prominent and growing nonprofit. The Program Assistant will work directly with our Ventura County Branch Coordinator and Manager.  Food Forward is looking to expand the Youth Education Program in Ventura County and this position will be instrumental in reaching out to schools for participation.  

What you will learn:

  • Community organizing and outreach methods in cities, towns, and neighborhoods
  • The in’s and out’s of working at a growing non-profit
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Strategic planning, geographic growth, and program development
  • First hand experience with food security work in Southern California
  • Seasonality of locally grown produce and fruit trees
  • Writing for communication and for online and print media
  • Event coordination and recruitment strategies

 

INTERNSHIP GOALS:

  • Follow up with current property owners about scheduling harvests
  • Coordinate Backyard Harvest and Farmers Market Recovery program events
  • Train as a Pick Leader and Community Ambassador
  • Lead Backyard Harvest events and engage new and returning volunteers
  • Organize and lead a Pick Leader/Property Scout training
  • Assist with data entry and record keeping
  • Recruit volunteers to become Pick Leaders and Community Ambassadors
  • Identify and form partnerships with key groups and organizations in Ventura County
  • Give presentations to community groups (i.e. community government, schools and school groups, churches & temples)
  • Assist with wholesale produce pick up and coordination
  • Interact with stakeholders including receiving agencies, market managers, volunteer groups, etc. and organize stakeholder contact information and data
  • Complete a summary report at the end of the internship term that details internship projects and future recommendations

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidate will have a strong interest in hunger and food justice issues. We are looking for an extremely detail-oriented person who enjoys both research and outreach work. He/she is comfortable with public speaking and  should be personable and able to communicate with various personalities and temperaments. The candidate should be familiar with Ventura County.

Other qualifications include:

  • Completed or pursuing a degree in a related field
  • Ability to take initiative on projects
  • A supportive co-worker who is able to work well individually or collaboratively
  • Comfortable with lifting 40 pound boxes of fruit/vegetables
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
  • Access to a laptop computer
  • Willingness and availability to work weekends

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please attach your current resume and write a cover letter in the body of an email explaining your interest in the position. Email volunteer@foodforward.org with the subject line reading, “Ventura County Program Assistant- (YOUR NAME HERE).”




COMMITMENT: 8-10 weeks starting in January or February, with 10-20 hrs/week out of our North Hollywood office and at various Farmers Markets across Los Angeles County. Weekend availability required.

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship position. Students please inquire about credit based internship opportunities. Non-commuter miles may be reimbursed on a case-by-case basis.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Our Farmers Market Recovery Program runs recovery “gleans” to collect produce at 23 (and counting) farmers markets across Los Angeles and Ventura Counties every week. We are looking for a student intern who can help our Program Staff coordinate our growing program and ensure that all of our market gleans run smoothly. This position will involve a great deal of work in the field at various markets (including weekend hours) across Los Angeles County, and will focus on training and leading volunteer teams as well as building program capacity at multiple locations. You will work directly with our Program Manager and Coordinator.

What you will learn:

  • Community organizing and outreach methods in cities and neighborhoods
  • Volunteer engagement, leadership, and management
  • Public speaking, writing, and other communication skills
  • Training methods for volunteers and volunteer leaders
  • The in’s and out’s of working at a growing non-profit
  • How an organization expands to new geographic locations
  • First hand experience with food security work in Southern California

 

INTERNSHIP GOALS:

  • Coordinate and lead volunteer teams at Farmers Markets across Los Angeles County
  • Recruit and bring on new volunteer leaders at Farmers Markets (may include organizing and leading a training session for new volunteer leaders)
  • Further volunteer engagement through education and appreciation
  • Assist with data compilation and analysis for the Farmers Market Recovery program

 

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in hunger and food justice issues. We are looking for a people-person with fantastic communication skills, and who is comfortable working with people from different backgrounds and of different temperaments. They should have familiarity with the different neighborhoods and cities in LA County, personal experience with farmers markets and/or food recovery work, and an interest in working with a diverse range of community partners.

Other qualifications include:

  • Completed or pursuing a degree in a related field
  • Ability to take initiative on projects
  • A supportive co-worker who is able to work well individually or collaboratively
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with lifting 40 pound boxes of fruit/vegetables
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
  • Access to a laptop computer
  • Willingness and availability to work weekends

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please attach your current resume and write a cover letter in the body of an email explaining your interest in the position. Email volunteer@foodforward.org with the subject line reading, “FMR Program Assistant- (YOUR NAME HERE).”




COMMITMENT: 3-6 months starting in January/February, with 10-15 hrs/week out of our North Hollywood office and at various offsite locations throughout Los Angeles County.

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship position. We will work with students to arrange to receive credit from their school. Non-commuter miles may be reimbursed on a case-by-case basis.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Food Forward rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. This food helps feed Southern California’s most vulnerable: be they children, homeless individuals, veterans, those with HIV/AIDS, women, low­‐income families, immigrants, or anyone who does not have access to a sufficient quantity of food. We also aim to tap into an awareness and consciousness of sustainability and community building, and to become a bright voice on Southern California’s edible landscape around food security and food justice issues.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Backyard Harvest Program  hosts 30-70 volunteer-led events each month to harvest and donate surplus produce across Los Angeles County. We are looking for an intern who can help the Backyard Harvest staff  coordinate our growing program and ensure that all of our events run smoothly. This position will involve a mixture of work in the office and in the field at locations across Los Angeles County, and will focus on volunteer engagement and training, homeowner correspondence and recruitment, and regional expansion strategy and implementation. You will work directly with our Backyard Harvest Coordinators.

What you will learn:

  • Community organizing and outreach methods in cities and neighborhoods
  • Strategic partnership management and outreach
  • Public speaking, writing, and other communication skills
  • Training methods for volunteers and volunteer leaders
  • The in’s and out’s of working at a growing non-profit
  • How an organization expands to new geographic locations
  • First hand experience with food security work in Southern California

 

INTERNSHIP GOALS:

  • Regularly lead harvest events throughout LA County
  • Recruit and train new volunteer leads
  • Assist with the expansion of the Backyard Harvest Program in new regions and community gardens
  • Manage communication with the fruit donors and receiving agencies
  • Complete an independent summary report at the end of the internship term

 

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in hunger, food justice, and environmental issues. We are looking for an outgoing, detail-oriented person who enjoys communicating with people and engaging them in our mission.  They should be comfortable with public speaking in person and on the phone, have good writing skills, and be able to work with various personalities and temperaments. Lastly, they should be interested in learning more about working in the non-profit, community organizing, or volunteer fields.

Other qualifications include:

  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle on a regular basis
  • Ability to take initiative on projects
  • A supportive co-worker who is able to work well individually or collaboratively
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable with lifting 40 pound boxes of fruit
  • Access to a laptop computer
  • Willingness and availability to work weekends

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please attach your current resume and write a cover letter in the body of an email explaining your interest in the position. Email harvest@foodforward.org with the subject line reading, “BYH Program Assistant- (YOUR NAME HERE).”




ORGANIZATION: Food Forward (501c3 non-profit), www.foodforward.org

COMMITMENT: 3 - 6 months, 10 - 12 hrs / week out of our North Hollywood office

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship position. We will work with students to arrange to receive credit from their school. Non-commuter miles may be reimbursed on a case-by-case basis.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Food Forward rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. This food helps feed Southern California’s most vulnerable: children, homeless individuals, veterans, those with HIV/AIDS, women, low­‐income families, immigrants, or anyone who does not have access to a sufficient quantity of food. We also aim to tap into an awareness and consciousness of sustainability and community building, and to become a bright voice on Southern California’s edible landscape around food security and food justice issues.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Food Forward is a community-powered organization that engages hundreds of volunteers, donors, and supporters through mass communications each month. We are looking for an proactive, creative person to assist with communications and marketing needs for the organization. This is a wonderful opportunity to get hands-on experience with various communications projects for a growing and dynamic non-profit. This person will work directly with the Outreach & Communications Manager.

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Writing for correspondence, posts and online media
  • Best practices in non-profit, mission-based communications
  • Communication, public speaking, and outreach skills
  • First hand experience with food security work in Southern California
  • The ins and outs of working at a growing non-profit organization

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Update and maintain Food Forward’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Strategize to improve growth and engagement on social media
  • Draft various monthly e-newsletters and manage subscribers
  • Write and create content for Food Forward’s blog
  • Update and maintain Food Forward’s online photo archive
  • Draft press releases and pitch stories to media
  • Update the Food Forward website, as needed
  • Craft unique storytelling methods for Food Forward via writing, video, and/or photos
  • Collaborate with staff to meet communications and outreach needs
  • Strengthen relationship with supporters through communication, education, and media

 

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in hunger, food justice, and environmental issues. We are looking for a creative and detail-oriented person who is proactive and able to think outside of the box.  They should be comfortable collaborating with various individuals, while also being able to work independently to complete projects in a timely manner. Lastly, they should be interested in learning more about working in the non-profit, marketing, or communications fields.

 

Other qualifications include:

  • Completed or pursuing a degree in a related field (marketing, communications, or public relations)
  • Knowledgeable about social media trends, tools, and platforms
  • Experienced in word processing, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired. Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Experience in shooting and editing video and photos is a plus
  • Comfortable with lifting 40 pound boxes of fruit/vegetables
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
  • Access to a laptop computer
  • Willingness and availability to work some weekends

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please attach your current resume and write a cover letter in the body of an email explaining your interest in the position. Email volunteer@foodforward.org with the subject line reading, “Communications Intern- (YOUR NAME HERE).”




COMMITMENT: 10 weeks starting in January/February, 10 -20 Hrs / Week out of our North Hollywood Office and at our Food Recovery Events

COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship position. We will work with students to arrange to receive credit from their school. Non-commuter miles may be reimbursed on a case-by-case basis.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: Food Forward rescues fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. This food helps feed Southern California’s most vulnerable: children, homeless individuals, veterans, those with HIV/AIDS, women, low­‐income families, immigrants, or anyone who does not have access to a sufficient quantity of food. We also aim to tap into an awareness and consciousness of sustainability and community building, and to become a bright voice on Southern California’s edible landscape around food security and food justice issues.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Food Forward engages hundreds of volunteers each month to power our mission to recover fresh produce to donate to our partner hunger-relief agencies. In an effort to support our partner agencies and to help them make an even bigger impact in their community, our Wholesale Produce Recovery Program recently began engaging volunteers in produce distributions. We are looking for a student intern to help increase involvement in Food Forward’s newest volunteer program, expand Food Forward’s community outreach, and foster relationships with our partner organizations. This position will involve a great deal of fieldwork in South LA, especially in the Watts and Inglewood communities. This person will work directly with the Volunteer Coordinator and the Technology & Engagement Manager. This position provides an opportunity to become deeply involved with a diverse group of people in the urban food justice community, while working with a prominent and growing nonprofit.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • Professional relationship building and strategic partnership management
  • How to engage individuals and groups in food justice work
  • Event planning and coordination
  • Volunteer management: recruitment, coordination, engagement and training
  • Public speaking, correspondence, and other communication skills
  • First hand experience with food security work in Southern California
  • The ins and outs of working at a growing non-profit organization

 

INTERNSHIP GOALS:

  • Help to expand Food Forward’s newest volunteer program
  • Lead, support, and cultivate volunteers at our food distribution events
  • Recruit and bring on new volunteer leaders at the Free Farmers Market in Watts (may include organizing and leading a training session for new volunteer leaders)
  • Engage local groups to participate in volunteer events
  • Represent Food Forward through community events and presentations
  • Strengthen relationships with partner agencies and volunteers, through communication and collective action

 

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in hunger, food justice, and environmental issues. We are looking for a passionate leader who enjoys communicating with people and engaging them in our mission.  They should be comfortable with public speaking in person and on the phone, have good writing skills, and be able to work with various personalities and temperaments. They should also be flexible, adaptable, and responsive to the needs of our community partners and volunteers. Lastly, they should be interested in learning more about working in the non-profit, community organizing, or social justice fields.

Other qualifications include:

  • Fluent in or comfortable speaking Spanish is a plus
  • Strong people, communication, writing, and public speaking skills
  • Completed or pursuing a degree in a related field
  • A supportive co-worker able to work well individually or collaboratively
  • A passion for food justice and community building
  • Ability to communicate with diverse communities across Southern California
  • Comfortable lifting 40 pound boxes of fruit/vegetables
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle
  • Access to a laptop computer
  • Willingness and availability to work regularly in South LA

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please attach your current resume and write a cover letter in the body of an email explaining your interest in the position. Email volunteer@foodforward.org with the subject line reading, “Food Equity & Access Intern- (YOUR NAME HERE).”