VIP Program Helps Food Banks Meet the Demand

You have put the jar of peanut butter in a food bank bin and read with concern about the longer lines at soup kitchens. How about stepping it up in the New Year by becoming a consultant for the Volunteer Impact Program?

VIP, a project of United Way of King County and Executive Service Corps of Washington, will provide food banks and feeding programs with two volunteer consultants to help develop a plan for increasing the impact of volunteers. The agencies will conduct an assessment, attend trainings for volunteer managers and the executive director, and develop a 15-25 page plan for recruiting more volunteers and using them more effectively.

The consultant training will be in February with a program kickoff in March. The bulk of your work will be from March-June when the plans will be completed. Expect to spend 6-10 hours a month. The client meetings can be scheduled at times that are mutually convenient but you will need to be available during some business hours. VIP consultants need to have planning and facilitation skills and must be able to create a detailed and professional quality written plan.  People with human resource skills will find this project is a good match for their backgrounds. We need 40 consultants for this project with 20 organizations. For more information: http://www.escwa.org/services/vip.shtml

  

Additional opportunities to work with hunger organizations will be available between June and October. We expect to volunteers with skills in website and database development, lean engineering/process flow, and human resources.  

Want to help conquer hunger in our community? Contact wendy@escwa.org.

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