Food Recovery in Marin County: By rescuing excess fresh food from businesses and immediately delivering it to nonprofits serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families, we address the critical issues of hunger, wasted food, and global warming.

Job Opportunities

Organization

40% of all food is wasted in the U.S. And, food waste creates an enormous environmental problem: if global food waste were a country, it would rank 3rd in greenhouse gas emissions after the U.S and China. Yet 49,000 people in Marin County, California, worry about where their next meal will come from.

ExtraFood’s mission is to help end hunger and wasted food in Marin. Our first step is our county-wide food recovery program: we rescue excess fresh food from Marin’s businesses and schools and immediately deliver the food to safety net partners – such as senior housing centers, homeless shelters & after-school programs – serving Marin’s most vulnerable children, adults and families. 

In 5 years, ExtraFood’s staff and volunteers have organized, rescued, and delivered 2,700,000 pounds of food from 225 donors to 121 sites throughout the county. ExtraFood, winner of the 2017 Heart of Marin Achievement in Nonprofit Excellence Award, reaches more than 8,000 people every month with healthy, fresh food. 

For more information: http://ExtraFood.org

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Position Title

Volunteer Coordinator, ExtraFood.org

Position Summary

The Volunteer Coordinator is primarily responsible for recruitment, training, engagement and retention of ExtraFood’s volunteers, promoting high utilization, organization efficiency and volunteer fulfillment. In this role, the Volunteer Coordinator supports the Manager of Food Recovery Operations’ overall management of the volunteer program. This is a full-time, onsite, non-exempt position.

Primary Responsibilities

Recruitment 

Training 

Engagement 

Retention 

Qualifications

The Volunteer Coordinator’s required skills/experience must include the ability to conceptualize, organize, articulate and operationalize ideas while working effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment. Required skills/experience include:

Preferred skills/experience include:

Compensation

Email cover letter summarizing interest in position and experience, plus resumé, to:

Sophia Balestreri, Manager of Food Recovery Operations, Sophia@ExtraFood.org

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Position Title

Food Recovery Coordinator (part-time)

Position Summary

This part-time position, reporting to the Manager of Food Recovery Operations, is responsible for using their own vehicle or ExtraFood’s refrigerated vehicle (no special driver’s license needed) to pick up and deliver rescued food on critically important routes. You will be an ambassador for ExtraFood, called on to make several weekly deliveries, augmenting our volunteer team, and serving as a backup for ExtraFood’s other Food Recovery Coordinators. In this role, you will cultivate and sustain our relationships with key employees at food donor and recipient partner organizations, and deliver high-quality, nutritious food for people in need. 

Responsibilities

1. Based on daily route schedule, complete specified “food trips”: pick up food donations from businesses and deliver to recipient partners, all within Marin County. 

2. Complete spontaneous food trips as needed.

3. Keep vehicle clean and maintained according to ExtraFood protocol.

4. Complete food safety certification (at ExtraFood’s expense), if not already certified, and keep certification up-to-date.

Qualifications

Required skills/experience include:

The following skills are preferred:

The following skills/experience are a plus:

Email cover letter summarizing interest in position and experience, plus resumé, to:

Sophia Balestreri, Manager of Food Recovery Operations, Sophia@ExtraFood.org

Supported in part by:

Marin Community Foundation County of Marin The San Francisco Foundation