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Kitsap Harvest Gleaning Coordinator Summer Associate VISTA
Kitsap Harvest’s mission is to increase fresh food through broad community interactions in Kitsap County. The Kitsap Peninsula is the host region for a 2022 Kitsap Harvest Summer VISTA. The Summer Associate will help address food insecurity by working with a network of partnering agencies. Involvement will include direct work with Grow A Row, Gleaning, Pickup and Distribution of fresh food. Increasing consistency of fresh food deliveries throughout the county, and helping decrease food waste in creative ways. This AmeriCorps opportunity is a project of Harvest Against Hunger, which connects local growers, food banks and volunteers to secure fresh produce for distribution to thousands of people throughout Washington State. The Harvest VISTA program finds innovative ways to decrease waste of fresh fruits and vegetables and increase the availability of nutritious produce for food bank clients. The VISTA Summer Associate (SA) program will work in an intensive level of summer service for 10 weeks.
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Member Duties : The Kitsap Harvest Gleaning Coordinator SA VISTA will support food insecure populations in Kitsap with fresh food access. They will build volunteer skill levels for proper harvesting and food safety handling, and mobilize volunteers to harvest excess produce from local farms, orchards, and backyard gardens. They will harvest, sort, and distribute fruit to low-income neighbors and communities via direct service locations, soup kitchens, summer youth meal programs, and community partners organizations across Kitsap. Finally, they will increase and document community interaction and awareness by coordinating events, capturing photos and video, and using social media.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Health . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Environment ,  Team Work . 
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Kitsap Harvest Gleaning Coordinator Summer Associate VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/21/2022  -   08/29/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  04/21/2022  To  06/06/2022 

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

Listing ID 103053