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Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, Inc.
Part time, 10-15 hours per week
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK) seeks a dedicated and passionate volunteer to serve as the point-person and coordinator for day-to-day volunteer activities. The appropriate volunteer will be a self-starter with strong computer skills and who is friendly and welcoming and has excellent people skills.
Mission & Background Information
Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen serves people who are experiencing homelessness or living in poverty by providing food assistance and services that promote health, community, and equity. Since 1987, DESK has offered evening meals and a weekly food pantry to the Greater New Haven community.
The Volunteer Coordinator works with the Executive Director and Program Manager to coordinate all volunteer activities. Because volunteers are primarily scheduled online and coordinated via email and phone, the majority of the 10-15 hours per week can be accomplished remotely; in addition, the Volunteer Coordinator must be available for a few hours each week to meet with the Executive Director and Program Manager onsite at 311 Temple Street in New Haven. The Volunteer Coordinator serves as the primary point-of-contact for all volunteers seeking to serve at DESK. Duties include the following:
Qualifications and Requirements
Because the Volunteer Coordinator is often the first person that a new volunteer will encounter, the most qualified candidate will be very enthusiastic about DESK and the people we serve. The Volunteer Coordinator must have excellent people-skills and be able to represent DESK in an outgoing, positive, and dynamic fashion. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with learning new online applications (like SignUp.com), and can communicate promptly and professionally via email.
Compensation and Benefits
This is an unpaid volunteer position. The primary benefit will be in the form of direct services experience, university credit (if applicable), and the overall satisfaction of helping those in need.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and résumé to Steve Werlin at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Volunteer Coordinator” in the subjection line.
DESK is an equal opportunity employer who values greatly the role of diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and lifestyles.