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ShareCorps- Oberlin Community Services- Garden Associate
 
 
 
"Start by doing what is necessary. And then do what is possible. Soon you will be doing the impossible." Such is Oberlin Community Services (OCS)'s approach to working toward our vision: a community in which all of its members have the resources they need to flourish. Founded in 1955, OCS is a responsive, community-based organization that offers food programs, direct financial assistance, advocacy, referrals and educational outreach to people who have difficulty, for whatever reason, making ends meet. In addition to providing 37,000 points of service through our established food programs, OCS offers monthly mobile produce pantries, a monthly food delivery to homebound seniors in southern Lorain County and all sorts of gardening resources. Our Food Rescue Program reroutes 20,000 pounds of food out of the waste stream and into the homes of those at risk for hunger. In 2019, OCS received an award from Second Harvest of Northeast Ohio for our innovative food programming; these include our garden and garden programs, which continue to grow and flourish, increasing constituents' access to fresh produce. OCS also offers direct financial assistance to people who seek help making ends meet, and educational programming to foster resiliency in those who live at 200% of poverty or less.
 
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Member Duties : Through their work at OCS, the VISTA Summer Associate will help low- and no-income community members have better access to ample fresh, nutritious fruits and vegetables. Work side by side with our Lead Gardener in The People's Garden during the busy summer months, helping to maintain a large, high-efficiency, organic garden. The People's Garden is a community garden for everyone, where clients and community members can harvest fresh produce and be empowered to grow their own food. Produce not harvested by the community goes directly into our food pantry that serves southern Lorain County. You will serve as an OCS and gardening ambassador, welcoming people to visit the garden, sharing knowledge and resources, and assisting with all aspects of The People's Garden.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ShareCorps- Oberlin Community Services- Garden Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   08/07/2022

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2022  To  06/06/2022 

Contact Maureen Allen
285 S Professor St
Oberlin   OH   44074
6142214336
mallen@ohiofoodbanks.org

Listing ID 110016


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