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Grow A Row Coordinator VISTA
Located in Western Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula, Kitsap Harvest started as an AmeriCorps VISTA program in 2016. In 2022, it became a federally recognized Non-Profit, with a mission of providing fresh food access to those in critical need in our community. With a multitude of partnerships we are able to provide produce year-round to these vulnerable communities, by delivering the “last mile,” focusing on seniors, youth, and recovery. Kitsap Harvest accomplishes their mission through a variety of programs, one being their Grow A Row program, which is responsible for increasing vegetable donations. This program is critical for producing substantial vegetable donations for our community grown, fresh food access. Kitsap Harvest works with multiple partnerships. One of those partners is Harvest Against Hunger which acts as a catalyst, utilizing AmeriCorps members who build a sustainable food security program over a three year period. This is the role in which you would be applying as the second year coordinator. Kitsap Harvest also partners with Washington State University which is providing support and office space. In this position Kitsap Harvest partners with Harvest Against Hunger, a program incubator and catalyst utilizing a team of AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program who build sustainable community food security programs. These range from gleaning projects, to regional food security assessments, to expanding community-run gardens and food bank farms. AmeriCorps members serve with their projects for a year, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, addressing challenges related to supply chain management, like the transportation and distribution of gleaned produce, and create systems to collect data and evaluate programs. They benefit from professional development and team building in a nationwide cohort. Harvest Against Hunger projects also aims to involve the larger community in addressing food insecurity.
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Member Duties : Come serve as our Year 2 Grow A Row Coordinator! In this position, the member will lead the growth and development of a county wide program and recruit home gardeners, farmers, and community gardens to grow additional produce for the purpose of increasing access to nutritious, local food in our communities. The member will focus on implementing work established from the previous member, building out service areas, promoting program awareness, and developing community connections. This position will also help recruit and coordinate volunteers, collect data and evaluate indicators of success for increasing consistency of food security and reducing food waste. Finally the member will create garden education opportunities and resources for season extensions with succession planting. Throughout the year, the member will be given opportunities to exercise their strengths and special interests around Food Systems with a focus on their professional development.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Networking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Grow A Row Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2023  -   06/04/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  02/01/2023  To  05/17/2023 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
2062360408 x104

Listing ID 109558