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Ending Hunger Corps, Alan Day Community Garden, Norway ME
 
 
 
Surrounded by ponds, lakes and rivers and nestled in the beautiful western foothills of Norway, ME, at Alan Day Community Garden we believe that everyone should have access to nutritious foods. For over a decade we have worked to create local food access, provide produce and meals to families experiencing low income, and create an inclusive culture around growing food, teaching cooking skills and preparing nourishing meals with the community. Our youth leadership program provides students with valuable lifelong skills and our summer farmers’ market brings fun, connection, and nourishment to our community. Our VISTA service member will join our dynamic and hard-working organization as we work toward building a community food center and kitchen. They will need to be comfortable working with the public, friendly, welcoming and professional, organized and efficient, extremely adaptable and patient, willing to work with a wide range of people, and demonstrate support for diversity, equity, & inclusion. Our VISTA will enhance our existing programs while developing additional resources to meet the needs of families experiencing low income, grow leadership among our youth and community members by engaging them directly in growing and harvesting food, preparing meals, and serving the community. Our VISTA will also be adept with record-keeping, written & verbal communication, and completing time-sensitive tasks by the deadlines, including reports, grant application, newsletters, and social media updates. Our VISTA will have access to free seasonal produce, an extremely supportive community of volunteers, hands-on learning opportunities in gardening & carpentry, and flexibility around working onsite and offsite depending on season and needs of our organization. This position is part of Ending Hunger Corps, a 25-member cohort model VISTA program sponsored by Maine's Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation, Forestry (DACF): https://www.maine.gov/dacf/about/commissioners/endhunger/
 
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Member Duties : Our VISTA service member will alleviate food insecurity by building the capacity of ADCG’s existing programming while also developing additional programmatic resources as needed, including the development of communications and outreach systems to expand the reach of ADCG’s food access programming and leveraging our social media, newsletter and website to create and share a narrative for food security work at ADCG. This will include a monthly social media video update, weekly social media posts, and updates to the food center and resources page on the ADCG website. They will expand and facilitate inclusive and welcoming community gathering events, programs, and projects, working on site directly with volunteers, youth, and program participants in all aspects of increasing food-security in our region.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  We offer free produce on seasonal basis ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  social skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Youth Development . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Ending Hunger Corps, Alan Day Community Garden, Norway ME

Program Start/End Date
10/25/2022  -   10/24/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/17/2022  To  12/31/2022 

Contact Rocky Crockett
26 Whitman St
Norway   ME   04268
207-346-0708
alandaycommunitygarden@gmail.com
www.alandaycommunitygarden.org

Listing ID 110494


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