Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

April 13, 2016

Public service opportunity: Fuel Your Future Summer Corps

Position title:

Fuel Your Future Summer Corps


Name of organization:

United Way of King County




Position description:

Launch your career in nonprofits, gain professional experience and help your community! United Way of King County is seeking Corps members to be a part of a team to end childhood hunger in King County. We are seeking full time members to be a part of United Way’s Summer Meals Program, a program to help children and teens access healthy meals during the summer.


In King County, 100,000 low-income children and teenagers rely on free or discounted meals during the school year, but less than 20% access free meals during the summer. Serve the community this summer at partner meal sites across King County to deliver free meals and educational activities to children while concurrently developing meaningful professional and life skills.


You will be assigned to one or more Summer Meals sites, where you will use the skills and experiences you have to make sure kids have a safe, fun and engaging environment. You will plan and lead activities, serve meals, and conduct grassroots community outreach to get the word out. As a part of a federal program, you will ensure that the policies and procedures are followed, meals are accurately counted, and meals are prepared correctly. You will gain experience working directly with the community and in support of a respected and influential nonprofit. Training will be provided in site management, marketing, youth engagement and data tracking – hard skills that will make your summer work influential on your resume.


Time commitment:

40 hours/5 days a week for 10 weeks, June 20th to August 26th


Skill requirements:

What we’re looking for:

  • Self-starters who are passionate about improving their community and public service.
  • Experience working with and actively engaging with children.
  • High-energy, outgoing personality
  • Strong verbal communication and can effectively promote the Summer Meals program to parents, kids and other community members.
  • A willingness to be flexible and do whatever it takes to feed hungry kids.
  • Ability to create a fun environment while following the federal guidelines of the Summer Meals program.
  • Creativity when it comes to working with kids and getting the word out about the Summer Meals program.
  • Staying organized in hectic environments.
  • Access to reliable transportation to the site(s) you’re assigned to.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Experience with community outreach and mobilization
  • Foreign language skills, especially Spanish or East African languages



  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Must be available 40 hours a week for five days a week from June 20th, 2016 to August 26th, 2016
  • Cannot miss more than two days of the entire term of service. No exceptions can be made.
  • Must go through a Washington State Patrol background check


Start date:

June 20, 2016


End date:

August 26, 2016



Various locations: Seattle, Auburn, Renton, Federal Way, Des Moines/SeaTac, Kent


How to apply:

Apply as soon as possible! Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged. Please apply by filling out our online application form:


Supervisor contact info:

Cassie Marshall