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SNAP Outreach Volunteer Position Description





As an AARP SNAP volunteer, you will be actively working to combat hunger by connecting more eligible individuals with nutrition assistance benefits, and dispelling common myths and barriers.  Thank you for choosing to commit your time, compassion, and talent to this important work.


Job Description Overview:

Volunteers will be responsible for assisting clients with the paper SNAP [Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program] application. Application assistance will take place at monthly events. Volunteers will be trained on how to pre-screen a client for potential eligibility, complete the application, and determine proper supporting documentation.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Educate community members about the SNAP/Food Stamp Program and their potential eligibility for benefits
  • Provide pre-screenings to interested clients and application assistance for those potentially eligible
  • Review the necessary documentation to ensure that applications are complete and help clients submit their application


Skills and Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate responsibility and sensitively in handling confidential documents
  • Patient and kind demeanor-- able to interface with vulnerable seniors in a professional yet understanding manner
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness to engage others
  • Those with Spanish or other language skills are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Non-judgmental of people needing and seeking public benefits and entitlements


Time Commitment:

Participate in a 3 hour training and volunteer at least once a month for 3 hours.


Interested in this Opportunity to Make a Difference?

To find out more about this important volunteer opportunity, please contact Sasha Goldberg, SNAP Outreach Coordinator/AmeriCorps Vista, AARP Foundation, at 617-305-0570 or via email at And thank you for your help!

Volunteers will receive equal opportunity and treatment throughout recruitment, appointment, training, and service.  There will be no discrimination based on age, economic status, sex, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental abilities, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion.  


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