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Ending Hunger Corps, Disability Rights Maine, Augusta
 
 
 
Disability Rights Maine is Maine’s statewide federally and state funded “Protection and Advocacy” agency for people with disabilities. DRM is a non-profit organization, started in 1977, working to ensure autonomy, inclusion, equality, and access and fighting to enforce and advance the rights of Maine citizens with disabilities. From August 15, 2022 through August 14, 2023, DRM is excited to host a VISTA Food Security Champion who will be an integral part of each of our teams. Our VISTA Food Security Champion will become a policy expert in the area of food insecurity as it relates to disability in Maine. The Champion will represent DRM and our clients, join coalitions working to end hunger, become an expert in ending hunger strategies, develop materials for statewide dissemination, become a spokesperson and a leader in the disability community, provide cross-agency training within DRM, hone public speaking skills and work directly with DRM’s management team. DRM’s VISTA Food Security Champion will travel statewide and be reimbursed for all mileage and other travel costs, will take part in DRM’s professional development trainings and be offered a reimbursement stipend for self-care and supplemental food. For more information about DRM, visit our website at www.drme.org. Any questions, feel free to call Kim Moody at 207.626.2774. This position contributes to Maine’s historic goal of ending hunger in the state by 2030 as part of Ending Hunger Corps, a 25-member cohort model VISTA program sponsored by Maine's Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Forestry (DACF). Find out more here: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/about/commissioners/endhunger/
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA Food Security Champion will establish representation of people with disabilities within the community of practice working to improve food security and develop expertise in ending hunger strategies to bring to the disability community statewide. Specific activities will include: o Researching food insecurity, collecting and assessing all available data relevant to the hunger of people with disabilities in Maine; o Determining which 8-10 food access organizations are the leaders statewide and meet with them all; o Learning about available federal, state, and local resources and movement leaders, and developing relationships; o Developing resources, materials and a statewide outreach plan; o Writing blogs and website content; o Educating Speaking Up for Us and Consumer Council System of Maine about food insecurity; o Educating at least 200 people with disabilities about the existing federal nutrition programs; o Surveying, screening and training DRM staff.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Food Assistance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger . 
 
Skills :
None
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Ending Hunger Corps, Disability Rights Maine, Augusta

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  03/12/2022  To  07/30/2022 

Contact Kim Moody
160 Capitol St
Augusta   ME   04330
207-626-2774
kim@drme.org

Listing ID 110738


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