picking-greensJob 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.

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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* .
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Terms :
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 .
Skills :
Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization .