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City of Alexandria, VA
301 King St.
Posted: May 08 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionWould you like to learn about local food systems while helping to provide access to locally grown, fresh, healthy food to low-income community members? Volunteer with Alexandria Old Town Farmers’ Market as our EBT Coordinator!
The City of Alexandria, Department of General Services is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as SNAP/EBT Outreach and Food Demo Volunteer or Intern performing community outreach and food demos for the Old Town Farmers’ Market at the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). This unpaid volunteer/intern position will promote the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program and the Double Dollar Program at the Old Town Farmers Market (located at Market Square, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA).
The EBT program will allow individuals to utilize their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, at the Market to purchase eligible items including fresh fruits and vegetables.
Friendly and outgoing; Strong customer service skills and experience; Financial/accounting and secure cash handling experience; Ability to work in an environment requiring flexibility, responsiveness, and multi-tasking; Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions; An interest/passion in farmers markets, local economic development, and place-making; Excellent time management and organizational skills; Fluency in Spanish and/or language other than English is a plus.
The EBT program will be offered at the Old Town Farmers’ Market Year round on Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Interested applicants should be willing commit to a regular schedule of 6 months of, with possibility of extension.
SkillsRequired - Bilingual-English/Spanish
Preferred - Nutrition, Culinary Skills