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Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Inc.
40 West 4th St.
New York, NY
Posted: March 09 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 10 Part-time, Paid
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DescriptionCore Rescuer Program
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine’s mission is to become the world’s most widely used solution for companies and individuals to eliminate food waste in their communities, making food rescue sustainable and universal, and food hunger a thing of the past. One of the ways we do this is by bringing unsold product from restaurants to the people who need it at various food pantries.
Are you passionate about feeding the hungry and stopping food waste? Core Rescuers are responsible for the most important, hence core, operations of our organization. We need leaders who can lead groups of volunteers bringing bags, boxes, and tins of food from restaurants to homeless shelters. You must be able to communicate well, educating everyday volunteers about the issues of food waste and hunger while you walk. Each event is about half an hour, and the average group size is three. We require you to commit 8-10 hours a week doing this for four months. Before you begin, you will undergo training and will receive official NYC Dept of Health certification. Once you begin, you will be equipped with apparel, RLC designations, and other equipment. After successful completion of the internship, you will receive a stipend of $500-$1,000.
Please submit a resume. Cover letter is optional but recommended. Candidates for initial phone screenings will be contacted in May 2015.
Responsibilities• Must commit eight to ten hours per week
• Lead groups of volunteers on deliveries of food to homeless shelters
• Educate everyday volunteers about food waste and hunger
• Answer questions from the general public
• Maintain friendly relationships with partner food providers
Requirements• Passionate, and able to display and communicate that passion
• Outgoing personality, likable, filled with positive energy
• Ability to interact professionally with potential partners, volunteers, and food provider employees
• Must be able to pass NYC Department of Health Food Protection Safety Course (which will be paid for)