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The Storehouse Project

Company: Americorps
Location: Milford
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Storehouse Project The Storehouse Project, Inc. exists to meet essential physiological needs and ultimately help the homeless, near homeless, and low to moderate income households within the Bridgeport to New Haven corridor overcome barriers to financial stability, sufficiency and independence. The proposed VISTA project aligns with the Healthy Futures focus area. The VISTA project will seek to: 1. Primarily, help us to expand the depth of relationships that we have with our clients, volunteers and donors. They are all our customers and we want to serve them effectively. 2. Inform our decisions to expand our services into the areas deemed to be most impactful to the clients we serve and help identify the resources that would be required to do so. We serve over 300 households per week and hope to be able to do so in a deeper way as a result of our Vista Project. We want to bring on one VISTA member who will 1) serve and develop an understanding of our clients and their comprehensive needs , 2) interview local non-profit and government agencies , 3) assist in the conception/implementation of fundraising events, and 4) help us to hone the effectiveness of our donor management systems. We expect the VISTA Member to serve for one full year with hopeful expansion in scope over the course of 2 subsequent years. The Storehouse Project, Inc., has a primary but not exclusive focus on serving the food insecure population residing in the I-95 corridor between Bridgeport and New Haven, CT. As an organization however, we are at a critical juncture in terms of meeting the needs of this population. No longer content to merely hand out food and other goods, it is our desire to walk alongside of our financially struggling clients to provide additional services and direction. We aim to serve the same clients, but more comprehensively. It is in the retooling to meet our revised vision that we hope to utilize our VISTA member to help inform the direction that we take from here. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here. Member Duties : Clients - Work with our existing programs to evaluate and document the customer and volunteer experience through weekly feedback. - Assess and recommend expanded service opportunities to better meet the needs of our clients - Help develop a regional service asset map, identifying gaps. Donors - Become familiar with our fundraising/donor management system, it's features and our current utilization of them. - Assess and contribute to our donor communications - Assist in the implementation of monthly and annual fundraising events. -Help us ensure that our donor records are complete. Volunteers - Rotate among our volunteer positions and provide written feedback. -Check existing operations manuals/help create new ones with a firsthand view. - Help recruit volunteers by email, text messages, phone calls and post social media. Program Benefits : Training , Free Groceries . Terms : Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas : Community Outreach . Skills : Teaching/Tutoring , Recruitment , Leadership , Public Health , General Skills , Public Speaking , Writing/Editing , Youth Development , Trade/Construction , Medicine , Social Services , Non-Profit Management , Environment .

Keywords: Americorps, Milford , The Storehouse Project, Other , Milford, Connecticut

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