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UGArden Grows It VISTA 2022
UGArden Grows It is an integrated farm-to-school program incorporating gardening, nutrition, and sustainability to improve the diet and health of P-12 children. Based at the University of Georgia's student-community farm, member activities include educational programing for children and university students, and training for school personnel. The focus is to support and maintain school gardens and related activities, to enhance access to fresh fruits and vegetables, to reduce food waste, and to enhance sustainability, both during the school day, after school, and during the summer. Priority will be given to individuals who are recent graduates, have gardening experience, have an academic interest and background in related issues, and have previous volunteer experience with school children. Ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies, work independently, travel (within Athens-Clarke County), and utilize social media is required.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will develop and implement a gardening and nutrition education program at UGArden to train teachers, and teach P-12 students in the Athens area by recruiting and training volunteers to both develop a demonstration garden and conduct education-based tours at UGArden. The AmeriCorps member will support local school garden programs by coordinating the providing of materials and resources necessary to construct and plant edible school gardens. As one of 2 AmeriCorps members on site, the VISTA will grow and strengthen partnerships with Campus Kitchen, the UGArden, Athens areas schools, and the Senior Hunger Coalition. They will collaborate with AmeriCorps member at these sites, and also support outreach efforts to increase distribution, purchase and consumption of fresh produce to families in need.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Environment ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Education ,  Gardening . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

UGArden Grows It VISTA 2022

Program Start/End Date
10/24/2022  -   10/22/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  


Accepting Applications
From  02/15/2022  To  09/23/2022 

Contact JoHannah Biang
1242.5 S Lumpkin St
Athens   GA   30602

Listing ID 104432