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22-23 World Relief Seattle Community Garden Specialist
 
 
 
World Relief Western Washington is the largest refugee resettlement agency in the region and has been serving refugees and other vulnerable immigrants since 1979. Refugees and immigrants bravely leave behind everything familiar to seek safety, a life free from fear, and the chance for a new start. At World Relief, we come alongside these new neighbors by providing support and care through their first months and years of transition. This support includes case management, orientation to American culture and systems, job placement assistance, English language classes, skills development classes, housing assistance, immigration legal services, advocacy, youth programming, mutually-transformative relationships with community volunteers, and more. World Relief Western Washington envisions every refugee and immigrant welcomed by community, rooted in community, and empowered for community. Our work is informed by the belief that every refugee and immigrant has an important place in our community. From the time of arrival to the first job to citizenship and beyond, the World Relief community is committed to providing wrap around services that consider the holistic needs of the immigrant community. AmeriCorps members serving at World Relief Western Washington play valuable roles on our English, Economic Empowerment, Health & Wellness, Outreach, and Resiliency teams by enhancing our ability to provide robust and tailored services to our participants and to provide expanded support and training to our volunteers. This particular AmeriCorps member will serve alongside our Resiliency team as they empower participants to multiply their strengths and contribute to the community. All AmeriCorps positions are contingent on funding. This position is open until filled.
 
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Member Duties : The Resiliency programming at World Relief includes a vibrant community garden. The Community Garden Specialist will help coordinate and facilitate a variety of learning opportunities for refugee and immigrant gardeners by utilizing resources, educators, and hands-on classes from a sources such as Tilth Alliance, WSU extension, King Conservation District, and others. Additionally, this member will actively assist in upkeeping the 1.5-acre garden area through hands-on maintenance & coordinating volunteer events for our food forest, raingardens, restoration areas and community harvest plots. The member will assess each gardener/gardening family at the beginning and at the end of the growing season to measure change in food access, food security, community engagement, and mental health outcomes using tools already developed. The member will actively build relationships with gardeners to better learn ways to meet needs and coordinate resources.
 
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
22-23 World Relief Seattle Community Garden Specialist

Program Start/End Date
11/01/2022  -   08/15/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  07/27/2022  To  12/31/2022 

Contact Lucas McClish
23835 Pacific Hwy S
Kent   WA   98032
419-631-4485
wscip@esd.wa.gov
worldreliefseattle.org

Listing ID 103784


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