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GULB: FruitShare Outreach and Development Specialist VISTA
 
 
 
The Green Urban Lunch Box’s FruitShare Program is a local and creative solution to the global food waste problem. In order to prevent thousands of pounds of perfectly delicious and nutritious fruit from entering the landfill, we partner with local fruit tree owners and abandoned orchards, harvest their fruit with the help of volunteers, then redistribute amongst the community to aid in hunger relief and to local businesses who create value-added products. Not only does this fruit feed our community it also strengthens our local food economy. In this position, Green Urban Lunch Box partners with Harvest Against Hunger, a program incubator and catalyst utilizing a team of AmeriCorps members in the Harvest 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 and management related to food supply chain, creating systems to collect data and evaluate programs, and growing organizations through storytelling, development, and fundraising. They benefit from professional development and team building in a nationwide cohort. Harvest Against Hunger and the Harvest VISTA Program aims to involve the larger community in addressing food insecurity.
 
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Member Duties : As the FruitShare Outreach and Development Specialist VISTA, the AmeriCorps Member works to engage the community through efforts such as: attending community events, speaking to the public to expand awareness about FruitShare, and increasing community engagement with fundraising. This position will play an integral role in developing outreach strategies for program awareness, volunteer recruitment, and donations procurement. The AmeriCorps Member will also collaborate with the Executive Director in organizing and creating a CRM data management system to track FruitShare’s impact. Finally, the AmeriCorps will research and draft grants that Green Urban Lunch Box can utilize to continue their efforts to fight food waste and food insecurity.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
GULB: FruitShare Outreach and Development Specialist VISTA

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

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations UTAH  

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

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
2062360408 x104
maria@harvestagainsthunger.org

Listing ID 109727


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