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The Food Bank is now an AmeriCorps organization!

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges.

AmeriCorps state programs are administered by 52 state service commissions across the United States and its territories. These governor-appointed bipartisan commissions are charged with establishing service priorities and awarding AmeriCorps grants to local organizations to help meet those critical needs. Housed in the Office of the Lt. Governor, the Louisiana state service commission that oversees AmeriCorps state programs is Volunteer Louisiana

AmeriCorps at the Food Bank

AmeriCorps Members serve individually and as a team to address food insecurity across Central Louisiana with the Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program. Members assist with food distribution; provide service referrals; and are responsible for participant intake, relationship management and record keeping.

Members commit to one year of service and complete at least 1700 hours.

Why Serve?

AmeriCorps offers a unique opportunity to serve in the community while learning skills and earning tangible benefits - while being part of something larger than oneself working toward a greater good.

Some of the benefits members earn through service include:

  • Living Allowance, to cover basic expenses during the term of service

  • Education Award, that can be used for student loans or future tuition costs

  • Loan Deferment, for most federally guaranteed student loans

  • Professional Development, transferrable skills and training

  • Connections to employer networks 

  • Alumni Network, to connect with others who have served

Requirements for Service

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Must be at least 17 years of age at the start of service term

  • Applicants must undergo a criminal background check and drug screening

Want to learn more before you apply?

Check out the POSITION DESCRIPTION.

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