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NPAIHB - Tribal Food Systems VISTA
The Tribal Food Systems VISTA will alleviate poverty by increasing access to local fresh produce in tribal communities in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington with the WEAVE-NW project at NW Portland Area Indian Health Board in Portland, Oregon. The Tribal Food Systems VISTA will assess regional tribal community interests and needs, strengthen tribal food system implementation projects, and increase tribal community engagement in the NW Tribal Food Sovereignty Coalition. The VISTA will build capacity by developing a volunteer recruitment plan, developing a tribal garden co-op directory, creating an evaluation and sustainability plan for the WEAVE-NW VISTA program for year 2, and providing capacity building technical assistance needs to the WEAVE-NW Food Systems Sub-awardees. In this position NW Portland Area Indian Health Board 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 : The Tribal Food Systems VISTA will identify the current needs for WEAVE-NW Food Systems Sub-award tribes and assist with capacity building technical assistance identified from the survey. Some examples may include: Food Sovereignty Assessment Development; Evaluation planning and implementation; Garden design, expansion planning, or volunteer coordination/recruitment. The VISTA will develop a volunteer recruitment plan for the Siletz Food Rescue Program and identify long-term partnership opportunities for the program. They will create a Tribal Co-op Garden Directory for the Cowlitz Tribe, coordinate the NW Tribal Sovereignty Coalition working group as needed, evaluate and assess the first season of the program and plan project sustainability.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
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NPAIHB - Tribal Food Systems VISTA

Program Start/End Date
10/24/2022  -   10/23/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  

Accepting Applications
From  08/08/2022  To  10/03/2022 

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

Listing ID 109560