SNAP Enrollment Clinics
Real Food for Kids has partnered with the Arlington Department of Human Services to hold Enrollment Clinics for Arlington residents who are eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Formerly known as Food Stamps, SNAP, or SNAP-EBT, provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of low-income individuals and families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
Real Food for Kids has two opportunities to volunteer at SNAP Enrollment Clinics:
SNAP Enrollment Ambassadors
SNAP Ambassadors will become certified through a 1-hour online training to support DHS staff at enrollment clinics and in other public settings. Training dates are regularly added. Bilingual speakers are highly sought (Spanish, Indo-European, and Asian/Pacific Island speakers). This training will cover:
- What is SNAP and Who is Eligible
- Eligibility Expansion Update
- Facts and Myths About SNAP: Addressing Misinformation
- How SNAP Benefits are Issued
- Where SNAP Benefits Can Be Used and What They Can Buy
- Ways to Apply and What Information is Needed
- Eligibility for Other Benefits
Following this 60-minute training, participants will complete a short quiz to be certified as SNAP Ambassadors. Opportunities to volunteer at SNAP Enrollment Clinics or in other public settings will be communicated to Ambassadors as they are scheduled.
Register for a SNAP Ambassador Training. Please select one of the future TBD dates to be contacted about future trainings.
Clinic Ambassadors will assist DHS employees and SNAP Ambassadors in guiding residents to enrollment stations, provide flyers, and respond to questions about the enrollment process. Volunteers who are bilingual speakers are highly sought (Spanish, Indo-European, and Asian/Pacific Island speakers). An orientation will be provided on-site. SNAP Enrollment Clinics will take place at various locations around Arlington County. You do not need to be certified as a SNAP Ambassador to help at clinics but may find the training valuable.
Sign up to be a Clinic Ambassador. Please select one of the future TBD dates to be contacted about future clinic opportunities.