• Internship - Sack Supper and Volunteer Program Intern

    Kids' Food Basket
    Job Description
    Internship Description
    Sack Supper and Volunteer Program Intern
    January2017-May 2017
    June 2017 – September 2017
    October 2017 – January 2018
    (New applicants for each internship)
    150 hours total/10-15 hours per week
    Reports to: Sr. Program Manager & Volunteer Manager
    Kids’ Food Basket empowers communities to attack childhood hunger so that young people can learn and live well. We began nearly 15 years ago by serving 125 kids each school day through our Sack Supper program, and have grown to serve nearly 7,500 kids each school/summer program day at 39 schools in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Holland. Sack Suppers are nutritious, ready-to-eat evening meals delivered right to a child’s classroom or summer site, ensuring that local kids have the nutritious they need to be their best, in school and in life.
    Kids’ Food Basket provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, qualified disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristics. In addition to federal law requirements, Kids’ Food Basket complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.
    Main Responsibilities
    • Lead and work with volunteer groups, including driver program and any Sack Supper production needs
    • Deliver sack suppers to appropriate sites in Kids’ Food Basket vehicle
    • Organize warehouse; sort donations, acquire in-kind donation data, etc.
    • Assist with clean up from various volunteer groups when needed and prepare facility for evening volunteers
    • Perform administrative duties that include but are not limited to, answering phones, assisting with clerical tasks, and volunteer and/or donor data entry
    • Assist with Volunteer Hub, the online volunteer scheduling software, when applicable
    • Other duties as assigned
    Skills and Qualifications
    • Some flexibility is good for this position. Ideal candidate should be available for the majority of hours indicated below.  Candidate may be asked about evening/weekend availability as needed, but internship is not contingent on this availability. 
    • Critical thinking skills are essential
    • Comfortable working with a diverse group of people
    • Able to adapt quickly to a changing work environment
    • Must be a high school graduate, seeking higher degree
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Excel, PowerPoint & Word)
    • Eager to learn about how a nonprofit operates
    • Physical requirements include being able to lift up to 25 pounds regularly
    • Basic understanding of poverty and childhood hunger in Kent County
    • Ideal candidate would be available multiple afternoons between 12:30-5:00pm.  There could also be some opportunity for morning hours and weekend hours as needed. 
    Level I | Part-time Internship with Stipend
    150 hours a semester = $599 stipend
    Intern may choose to receive this payment at the end of their 150 hours or receive two payments of $299.50, with one payment halfway through their internship and the last payment at the culmination of their internship.  Stipend is offered regardless of student completing internship for school credit, but check with your respective school for rules and guidelines. 
    To be considered for this internship, candidates must send résumé via email, as soon as possible. We will accept résumés in December 2016 for January 2017 internship, May 2017 for June 2017 internship and September 2017 for October 2017 internship. Please send your general availability with résumé.
     Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
    Please send cover letter and resume to:
    Carly Karasiewicz
    Contact Information

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