Hope Corps

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Hope Corps is a leadership program for junior and senior high school students seeking leadership experience, nonprofit volunteer experience and a letter of recommendation to use for future jobs and higher education. Hope Corps members will engage in activities that will develop community awareness, leadership skills and connections in the nonprofit community that will become an intrinsic support system for their future. With completion of this internship, Hope Corps members will be able to identify the difference between food insecurity and hunger, understand what the Regional Food Bank is doing to combat food insecurity, analyze and discuss the factors that lead to food insecurity and apply what they have learned to create a project to combat food insecurity.

“My experience with Hope Corps taught me many valuable lessons about life, it is better to give than to receive,” said Selena Diaz, Hope Corps graduate. “I will continue to go and volunteer because I want to help make a difference and stop world hunger.”

For more information contact Sherri at 405.600.3134 or sglenn@rfbo.org.

Application

Fill out and submit the Google Doc application and we will get back to you soon.

Application due dates:

  • Summer 2019 - May 20, 2019
  • 2019-2020 School Year - September 9, 2019

Hope Corps Summer 2019

* Primary responsibilities:

  • Promote the mission of the Regional Food Bank, which is Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.
  • Become a student ambassador for the Regional Food Bank.
  • Fully understand the difference between hunger and food insecurity.
  • Complete 50 shifts of volunteer coordinating service.

* Hope Corps members share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Expectations of Hope Corps members:

  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by the Regional Food Bank’s mission, objectives and programs.
  • Help communicate and promote the Regional Food Bank’s mission and programs to the community.
  • Understand the policies, procedures and core values of the Regional Food Bank.
  • Demonstrates the characteristics and actions that align with the organization’s core values of Innovation, Vitality and Stewardship.
  • Serve as advocates, helping to raise awareness about the reality of hunger in Oklahoma.

Applications are DUE no later than May 20, 2019

Hope Corps 2019 / 2020

* Primary responsibilities:

  • Promote the mission of the Regional Food Bank, which is Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.”
  • Become a student ambassador for the Regional Food Bank.
  • Fully understand the difference between hunger and food insecurity.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings.
  • Complete 20 shifts of volunteer coordinating service.
  • Create a successful legacy project to combat hunger.

* Hope Corps members share these responsibilities while acting in the interest of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Expectations of Hope Corps members:

  • Attend and participate in all required meetings.
  • Be alert to community concerns that can be addressed by the Regional Food Bank’s mission, objectives and programs.
  • Help communicate and promote the Regional Food Bank’s mission and programs to the community.
  • Understand the policies, procedures and core values of the Regional Food Bank.
  • Demonstrates the characteristics and actions that align with the organization’s core values of Innovation, Vitality and Stewardship.
  • Serve as advocates, helping to raise awareness about the reality of hunger in Oklahoma.

The mandatory meetings will be held at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma on the following dates after school:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. – Orientation
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 5:30 to 7.p.m. – Graduation