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LP PENCIL Box Mobile Distribution and Volunteer Leader – AmeriCorps Member

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Job Summary

LP PENCIL Box Mobile Distribution and Volunteer Leader (Leader) participates in a yearlong term of AmeriCorps service (1,700 hours) supporting PENCIL’s mission to link community resources to Nashville public schools to help young people achieve academic success and prepare for life. 

The Leader will direct and coordinate the mobile teacher supply distribution program as well as create and manage volunteers for the new “created” items program for the LP PENCIL Box. In addition, the Leader will work to create new procedures around an online shopping model that PENCIL will be creating and piloting in response to new needs related to social distancing. 

The Leader serves as part of a 23-person cohort of civic-minded individuals who receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between PENCIL and the Hands On Nashville (HON) AmeriCorps Program. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and lead the new mobile distribution program to provide 20 high-needs Metro schools with supplies 
  • Develop procedures in conjunction with LP PENCIL Box Manager on van loading, inventory management, and “shopping” at school 
  • Assist the PENCIL Box staff in procedures for newly created online shopping, with a special emphasis on volunteer procedures for packing online orders for pick-up/delivery 
  • Create procedures for the new “created” items program for the LP PENCIL Box 
  • Lead and train LP PENCIL Box volunteer groups for both the distribution program and “created” items program 
  • Recruit and manage long-term volunteers for new programs of the LP PENCIL Box  
  • Work with PENCIL Board sub-committee to develop a vision for the new volunteer space, paying special attention to making it aesthetically pleasing but highly functional for the warehouse and volunteers 
  • Assist with logistics and physically picking up donations and delivery of large donations directly to school sites 

About Pencil 

Pencil links community resources to Nashville public schools to help young people achieve academic success and prepare for life.

About HON 

HON builds capacity for individuals and agencies to meet needs through volunteerism. The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through support from the Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, Volunteer Tennessee, and participating AmeriCorps host organizations.   

About AmeriCorps 

AmeriCorps is a voluntary public service program where members commit their time to address critical community needs. Learn more about AmeriCorps here. 


Preferred Knowledge & Skills:

  • Highly organized with excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Desire to help create and hone processes 
  • Understand and appreciate logistics and supply chain management.  
  • Proactive and able to work independently to accomplish goals 
  • Ability to perform manual labor outside, including lifting up to 50 pounds, in varying weather conditions throughout the year 
  • Drive a 20-foot van 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 17, 2020-August 8, 2021) 
  • Bachelor’s Degree  
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to transportation (Members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage.)  
  • U.S. Citizenship  
  • National Service Criminal History Check clearance   

HON does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or other factors which deny the essential humanity of all people. 

Additional Information


  • Living allowance of $17,000, paid bi-weekly throughout the term of service   
  • Education award of $6,095, applicable to student loans and/or future education expenses at an accredited institution, upon fulfillment of service obligations  
  • Healthcare coverage, if elected  
  • Childcare benefits, if eligible  
  • Professional development training and ample networking opportunities 

How to Apply

Apply online at by August 30th. For more information, please contact: 

Nicki Avila  



  • Date Posted: June 16, 2020
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 08/17/2020
  • Working Hours: 35-40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm