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Opportunity Council - Growing Veterans Community Coordinator
Growing Veterans empowers military veterans to find purpose and belonging by growing food, community, and each other. Our two farm sites in Lynden and Greenbank offer veterans a chance to get their hands dirty and share in a common purpose of growing food for local communities. We grow food, literally, at our two farm sites, and all produce grown is donated to local food banks. We grow community through our partnerships, community collaborations, and bringing together veterans and their allies to work together in the fields. We grow each other through our accredited Peer Support Training program that is peer reviewed, research backed, and accredited through the Washington Mental Health Counselors Association (WMHCA). This Dirt Therapy approach heals the mental wounds of our military veterans through a culture of Peer Support. As a non-profit, our team is small and we look for ways to increase the capacity and efficiency of our organization to better serve our communities. We are looking for a VISTA to help with program support to allow us to serve a larger number of veterans and food-insecure families.
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Member Duties : Our VISTA will help increase efficiency and effectiveness in each of our three program areas: Food, Community, and Each Other. Activities will include: • Research • Volunteer Program assessment, recruitment, and retention • Agricultural workshop development and evaluation • Data organization and management • Strengthen local community partnerships • Event planning and marketing We are looking for innovative solutions to serve our veterans and their communities, especially in light of the ongoing pandemic. We want to find creative solutions to integrating our Peer Support Training into our daily farm work and need a talented mind to help us! The Opportunity Council VISTA Cohort in Bellingham includes monthly team meetings, Professional Development opportunities, fun team-building events, and 4 annual Days of Service.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Veterans ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Environment ,  Public Health ,  Veterans ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Education . 
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Opportunity Council - Growing Veterans Community Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
12/06/2021  -   12/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  09/09/2021  To  11/04/2021 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 106889