National service, making a community impact.
Food Bank of Wyoming is proud to partner with AmeriCorps, the voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors that engages adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.” We offer service opportunities to put the power of individual passion to work helping our communities face the immense challenge of hunger.
This position will focus on working with select partner agencies to implement capacity building to increase community access to nutritionally nourishing foods. The ambassador will assess the Meals per Person In-Need (MPIN) reporting data to identify counties with the greatest need, use our Link2Feed client platform, and Bloomerang databases to identify area needs. Members will work with selected partners to monitor food safety and program compliance. Also serve in their perspective areas to engage community involvement through FBW special events and their own member projects to fight hunger and feed hope.
Meet our AmeriCorps members
Every day we hear how our collective efforts have made a difference in the lives of our neighbors near and far. We invite you to hear their stories and listen to the difference we’re all making, together.
To me, serving with AmeriCorps is in my DNA, a part of who I am, and serving this term with Food Bank of Wyoming fills me with great pride and determination as I help to fulfill their mission.
I enjoy spending time outside and showing my daughter the wonder of the natural world. Once I complete my BS in environmental science, I plan on pursuing a Master’s degree in Geographical Information System & Technology at the University of Wyoming.
I was born and raised here in Casper, Wyoming. I love working with people of all diversity! I am really excited about becoming a service member for the Food Bank of Wyoming. It will be an honor to serve in the community that I know and love.
I have lived in Wyoming 21 years and love exploring every beautiful place. I look forward to serving as a Food Security Ambassador. It goes well with my current roll as volunteer chairman of the Community Cupboard here in Ranchester that uses the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies. My previous experience with AmeriCorps was a fulfilling year as a VISTA for the Sheridan Senior Center. I have a BS in Engineering from Ohio State and worked for Oscar Mayer. I have been a stay home mom for 25 years and love volunteering in my community and on mission trips. I have been: a school board member, Girl Scout Leader, Gas Board Member, Planning Commission Member, CASA, MOPS volunteer, Firefighter, EMT, and PTA officer. Our three children are: Kendal married to Anna in California, Amy a trapeze artist in Wyoming, and Laura a student in Bozeman. My husband and I started taking care of foster children three years ago.
Summer Vista Positions
- Join a dynamic team for 70 days this summer
- Receive a stipend/education award
- Create statewide relationships
- Learn about food insecurity
- Provide support to Fight Food Insecurity here in Wyoming
Food Bank of Wyoming is committed to providing access to safe and wholesome foods through our network of 160 partners. Food safety and civil rights training is essential to ensure that every individual will receive quality food and service. This position will focus on working with every partner in the state to implement food safety and civil rights training. As a VISTA Support Ambassador you will ensure the completion of partner trainings and be a resource in helping to guide our partners over questions or issues that might arise.
Summer VISTA Event Ambassador I
When Wyoming’s tables are full, so are their hearts. Food Bank of Wyoming has two February events that work together providing fresh foods and needed staples to our neighbors during the coldest part of the year. The Wyoming Black and White Dinner is the perfect opportunity to educate, promote, and ignite our state as whole to fight hunger and feed hope. As a VISTA Ambassador with Food Bank of Wyoming, you will build skills as a community fundraiser by fostering community relationships with sponsors throughout Wyoming. All as you gain the skills that will help you become a leader, public speaker, and understand various hunger relief programs in Wyoming and nationally.
Summer VISTA Event Ambassador II
Gobble Gobble Give develops community relationships with schools, businesses, our partners, and volunteers all throughout Wyoming. It is the only statewide, month-long canned food and fund drive in the United States. This event fills the shelves for our partners pantries and fights food insecurity in every corner of the state. Come build your skills as a fundraiser by fostering community relationships with sponsors throughout Wyoming as you educate, promote, and ignite our state as whole to rise up where there is hunger. As a VISTA Ambassador with Food Bank of Wyoming, you will gain skills that will help you become a leader, a public speaker, and understand various hunger relief programs in Wyoming and nationally.
Summer VISTA HOPE Ambassador
Wyoming’s children shouldn’t have to worry about food after the bell. With easy to prepare after school meals provided by Food Bank of Wyoming and its partners, there is less stress in their lives. As a VISTA Ambassador you will fight childhood food insecurity by leveraging food distribution opportunities to benefit children throughout Wyoming, by building, and growing our Totes of Hope program. Build capacity with our current partners to identify the ways they provide nourishing food to children, how many children they serve, and the greatest needs they see. Reach out to other agencies in our state to investigate how they feed children and invite them to be apart of our network. Create a follow through plan for our team to implement this fall.
Meet our AmeriCorps alumni
I grew up in Wyoming, home to some of the most beautiful sunsets and most breathtaking landscapes I have ever seen. I have a passion for people and am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Social Work, hoping to practice with inner-city youth. Serving people in all different capacities is what I am called to do and I have been surprised to see the impact hunger has, even in Wyoming. I am humbled to help #fighthunger and #feedhope in the state I call home.
One of my favorite programs at Food Bank of Wyoming is the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, designed for low-income adults over the age of 60. Once a month, my nine-year-old son and I load food boxes into our vehicle, and deliver them to people in our community. One delivery at a time sure makes a big difference for those in need, and the joy I get to experience with my son by my side, is priceless.