Job Title: AmeriCorp VISTA for the Arkansas Gleaning Project
If you are a college graduate and looking for experience in the area of food recovery and urban agriculture, this is for you. The Arkansas Gleaning Project is a national model for increasing access to fresh produce for food banks, food pantries and other hunger relief agencies across Arkansas. This is a one-year position and offers a $987.00 per month stipend in addition to benefits.
For information or to apply go to: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=68869&fromSearch=true
|Member Duties : The VISTA will help expand the program model for produce recovery. As part of this plan the Harvest VISTA will actively recruit program participants, develop a recruitment plan with host site to deliver a sustainable approach for volunteer management (consult RFH Resource Guide for best practices), develop a grower outreach plan to introduce gleaning program and solicit support from farmers and gardeners; Within this three-pronged approach, the Harvest VISTA will also start to create a mechanism to track and communicate with produce recovery partners. This system is likely an electronic database or cloud-based tool (research other gleaning tracking tools for ideas and guidance). The VISTA will implement gleaning coordination and oversee program logistics. The VISTA will also start to develop a sustainability plan for the gleaning program.|
|Program Benefits : Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* .|
|*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visithttp://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare|
Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
|Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development , Hunger , Health .
Team Work , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Communications , Public Speaking , Community Organization .