Summer Meals Volunteer Coordinator

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Hartford Community Coalition is seeking a Summer Lunch Volunteer Coordinator for our Take a Bite Out of Hunger Program


The Hartford Community Coalition (HCC) began in 2013 from a deep caring for, and commitment to all members of our community. Each program, volunteer, and employee reflects the integrity of our organization by uplifting and supporting our community members to maximize the well-being of our neighbors.

Our vision:

HCC is a collaborative group of community members designed to support and promote the wellness of individuals and families. Our vision is for Hartford to be a supportive community where people embrace and achieve their personal, professional, emotional, and physical well-being. Our coalition acts to reduce the stigma and impact of alcohol and drug use, food insecurity and mental health in support of the development of a healthy, safe, and resilient Hartford.


The Summer Lunch Program, an essential part of the Hartford Community Coalition’s Take A Bite Out of Hunger initiative, provides hundreds of lunches Monday-Friday during the summer months for children and their families throughout the Upper Valley.  The program is seeking a Seasonal Volunteer Coordinator.

Reports to:
HCC Executive Director

Position Classification:

Part-Time/Seasonal/Hourly 20 hour work week

Location: White River School, White River Junction, VT

Position Description:

Duties include assisting the Take a Bite out of Hunger Coordinator with the day-to-day operations of the program. Ideal candidates will possess strong communication and organizational skills, demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a busy program environment, and the people skills necessary to communicate effectively with our volunteers and program participants. The position is part –time, seasonal,  Monday – Friday, from 8:15am to 12:15 pm, June 14 – August 13th, 2021 (holiday observed on  July 4th). A few hours of preparation will be required the first two weeks of June, hours flexible. All current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed during the duration of this program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assists Coordinator with the daily operation of the program

monitors on-site operation
assists with daily set-up
assists with menu verification and food quantities
fosters a positive environment for volunteers and program participants
organizes food for 7-10 off site lunch sites
ensures that all closing tasks are completed and that food prep and dining areas are safe and sanitary
Provides oversight of volunteers

greets, provides on-site orientation, and assigns volunteers to daily tasks
creates materials to support volunteers
monitors volunteer assignments and makes appropriate adjustments in response to changing needs
coordinates volunteer sign-ups to ensure adequate coverage
completes daily confirmation calls with volunteers on schedule
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge Required:

High school diploma or GED required
Proven success in leading teams/volunteers
Excellent organizational and problem–solving skills
Ability to follow directions and take initiative when required
Comfortable communicating with children and families
Proven ability to relate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds
Strong interpersonal and team –work skills
Proficiency with on-line applications
Willingness to serve during Coordinator’s absence
Proficient math skills
Ability to satisfactorily pass a criminal background check
Valid driver’s license and available vehicle
A sense of humor is appreciated

Physical Demands and Work Environment

80% of this position is completed while standing, walking, crouching or kneeling.

20% of this position is completed while sitting.

Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

The work environment is an elementary school cafeteria, closed toed shoes are required, shirts are provided.

If you are looking for a fun, rewarding and faced paced job for the summer, we want to hear from you! Use this link to apply today:

Hartford Community Coalition is an equal opportunity employer.

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