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United Way Worldwide Food Security VISTA

Alexandria, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Bachelor's Degree

Published on 7 Jan 2022

Expires on 7 Jan 2022

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United Way Worldwide Food Security VISTA


Build a future without hunger for BIPOC families and enhance your leadership, program management, marketing and fundraising skills. Join United Way Worldwide today!

Program Distribution

United Way Worldwide fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community by ensuring everyone has access to a quality education, a sustainable income, good health, and stable housing.   

As an AmeriCorps VISTA with United Way Worldwide you will make an impact in the health area by addressing hunger and food insecurity. You will identify resources and create tools and training to help United Ways across the U.S. empower BIPOC individuals and families so they are better able to access nutritious food and receive health education to maximize their food budget and cook healthy meals. As a result of your efforts, United Way Worldwide will better understand what food services currently available, new ways to engage volunteers in service to support BIPOC communities, and which best practices can be adopted to increase program impact and leverage resources to better achieve program goals.   

United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world.  Candidates should have knowledge of issues affecting BIPOC individuals and families and the ability to work effectively with a range of institutions including local government, businesses, and community groups.  

Our culture is one of service, kindness, and resourcefulness.  This is a great opportunity for someone to join a small collaborative, supportive team working individually and smartly.  A successful VISTA candidate is a flexible, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work with people from a variety of backgrounds. 

By joining United Way Worldwide, you will work with some of the best professionals in the field and have opportunities for professional development, networking and building community and corporate partnerships. This experience will prepare you for a life of service in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.  

Challenge yourself, make a difference, lead and learn. Join United Way Worldwide today!

Additional Information

AmeriCorps VISTA offers Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Training

Professional Development

Ongoing technical training and support will be provided in-house. The VISTA will also be directed and encouraged to seek out additional opportunities for professional development to enhance their role, including capacity-building training and webinars offered by organizations like One, The Center for Nonprofit Management, Feed America, and Share Our Strength.

Minimum Age - 21 

Minimum Education - College graduate with Bachelor’s degree

Language Requirement - Required: English fluent (speaking & writing).  

AmeriCorps VISTA Activities:

VISTA responsibilities include: 1. Create or improve materials and training that strengthen volunteer recruitment and fundraising such as brochures, toolkits and targeted training curricula. 2. Increase financial resources by organizing fundraising events and seeking donations for specific projects through proposal writing and strengthened relationships with donors. 4. Ensure volunteer-led and supported initiatives have a steady supply of competent and engaged volunteers by building partners’ capacity to recruit, manage and retain those volunteers. 5. Update existing poverty simulations to incorporate more choices related to food security. 6. Enhance and promote an online volunteer project library and create new content focused on food security. 7. Develop communication tools that promote United Way Worldwide food security programming and events and support volunteer engagement leaders. 8. Develop and strengthen partnerships with organizations addressing food insecurity.


United Way Worldwide seeks diverse, qualified professionals who want to make a difference in the world. If you are passionate about your work and desire to help others achieve enhanced education, income, and health, United Way Worldwide is the place for you. 

United Way Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, disability, veteran status, marital status, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, and other legally protected characteristics, in accordance with applicable laws. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please e-mail and provide the nature of your request and your contact information. 

We are a charter member of Employers of National Service and encourage AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni to apply. 

United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion for every person in every community.