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Service Learning Externship (6 Weeks)

Open Opportunity


Positions100 Remaining
Age Limit18 and up
Service Learning student will assist the Volunteer Department in inspiring people to give of their time and talents to create a positive impact in the community. Met Council's volunteer department works with nearly 2,000 volunteers a year in meaningful service opportunities. Being an intern in this department within Met Council will provide the intern the opportunity to enhance communication skills, written and oral as well as understand what it takes to put on an event. This internship provides a chance to have direct contact with our volunteers and to see a project through from start to finish. 
Met Council is one of New York’s top human service agencies helping 100,000 New Yorkers fight poverty each year. Our services include crisis intervention, legal and immigration assistance, benefits outreach and enrollment, kosher food pantries and vouchers, career training and assistance, domestic violence counseling, affordable housing, home care, and home repairs. As a large anti-poverty nonprofit in New York City, we use many volunteers to multiply the impact of our services in the community and to help clients through education and advocacy. 

This externship will focus specifically on food insecurity, food distribution, and the Jewish holiday of Passover. The student will aid Met Council's Kosher Food Network, Benefits Access, and Volunteer Services department in executing over one hundred food distributions in the weeks leading up to Passover. Tasks will include: volunteer recruitment, curriculum planning, program coordination, scheduling, food distribution, collection of demographic information, and SNAP benefits outreach and screening.

TO APPLY: email resume and cover letter to 
Requirement Details
* Very strong communication skills
*Comfortable with phone work
* Interested and able to work with a variety of people from all different backgrounds
* Willingness to pitch in when needed
* Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Excel
* Great with people
*Interest in working in social service field
*Interest in working with volunteers
*Experience volunteering
*Willingness to travel throughout 5 boroughs
CausesChildren & Youth Crisis Support Food Insecurity, Hunger Immigrants & Refugees Poverty & Basic Needs Older Adults
SkillsCommunications Event Planning Food Distribution Nutrition
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Location: 120 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10271