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Gleaning & Education Coordinator: Yakima OIC
In Yakima, WA, Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) partners with the OIC, a multi-service nonprofit community action agency that operates a food bank and distribution center. The Harvest VISTA will assess community interest and needs, strengthen community outreach & development, build a robust volunteer recruitment and management system and increase farmer engagement and produce recovery support in order to expand area gleaning capacity. Captured produce through the gleaning effort will be distributed through the local hunger response network to benefit individuals and families in need who may live at or below federal levels of poverty. HAH is the program incubator and catalyst, utilizing a team of AmeriCorps VISTA who build sustainable community food security programs. VISTAs serve with their projects for a year, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, addressing challenges related to supply chain management, and creating systems to collect data and evaluate programs. They benefit from professional development and team building in a nationwide cohort. HAH projects also aim to involve the larger community in addressing food insecurity.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will continue to develop the program model for produce recovery in the Yakima region. As part of this plan, the Harvest VISTA will develop, test, and refine systems for sustainable volunteer recruitment and volunteer leadership programs; expand a grower outreach plan to introduce the gleaning program and solicit support from farmers and gardeners; and strengthen and grow partnerships with other local and regional hunger relief efforts. The VISTA will develop and implement a nutrition education curriculum for a SNAP-Ed program, as well as outreach strategies to educate and engage the community. The Harvest VISTA will also streamline systems to track produce recovery data, implement gleaning coordination and oversee program logistics. The Harvest VISTA will work to develop a sustainability plan for the gleaning and produce recovery program.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
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Gleaning & Education Coordinator: Yakima OIC

Program Start/End Date
04/12/2021  -   04/11/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  01/28/2021  To  03/19/2021 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 101192