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Stewards VISTA: Plant It Forward - Volunteer & Community
 
 
 
Plant It Forward (PIF) provides targeted support to a network of eight (8) independent urban farms, each operated by new American entrepreneurs. PIFs key program areas include: • Enterprise: connecting farmers to fair markets through our Farm Share/CSA, farmers markets, and sales to local restaurants; • Farm Services: connecting farmers to land and ensuring that community expectations regarding site stewardship are met; and • Farmer Education: providing continuing education in organic farming and small business management best practices PIF seeks to build on our successful model by expanding opportunities in local agriculture to more new American farmers. To achieve this goal, PIF seeks to strengthen community support for its work and community understanding of related issues, including the benefits seasonal eating, the urgency of creating a healthy agri-ecosystem, and the importance of refugee & new American contributions within our local food system. The VISTA member will play a critical role in building organizational capacity around volunteer management and community engagement. Specifically, the VISTA member will be responsible to recruit, train, and manage volunteers in service of PIFs strategic initiatives. The member will also be responsible to coordinate community engagement efforts, focusing on several initiatives recently developed to provide sustainable funding for PIFs Farm Services, including paid on-farm experiences and service learning opportunities.
 
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Member Duties : •Develop practices to recruit, train, and manage volunteers to meet specific programmatic and strategic needs, and to increase local support for PIFs mission •Serve as liaison between PIF and community members, including volunteers and partnering groups such as schools and corporations •Build partnerships with schools, corporations, and other civic groups that provide PIF with sustainable fiscal support and raise awareness about the role of urban farming in community & environmental well-being •Develop on-farm events, including PIF Urban Farm Experiences and Service Learning Days (grades 6-12 and college) •Create promotional materials, which may include print, video, or online content, for various volunteer and community partnership opportunities •Assist in managing PIF’s social media platforms, including Instagram and Facebook
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Plant It Forward - Volunteer & Community

Program Start/End Date
11/08/2021  -   11/07/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  06/21/2021  To  10/15/2021 

Contact John-Michael Aurednik
345 Prince St
Beckley   WV   25801
16812380963
jmaurednik@conservationlegacy.org

Listing ID 105110


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