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Goodwill VISTA* Garden Programs & Education
Maine Foodscapes addresses food insecurity by providing families and individuals with free vegetable gardens and resources to get started growing fruits and vegetables at home. The Foodscapes Garden Programs & Education VISTA will research, design, and collaborate with local affordable housing entities to plan and set up a program of integrating food access with affordable housing. The signature project in the program is to form partnerships with affordable housing facilities to provide free vegetable gardens for residents of southern Maine affordable housing facilities, to be implemented in Summer 2023. The Member’s activities will include working towards ending the cycle of poverty through addressing food insecurity experienced by residents by assembling project background research on food insecurity, affordable housing, and local food systems in Cumberland and York Counties, prepare an action report to guide partnership formation, coordinate the efforts of Maine Foodscapes to build partnerships with affordable housing entities in southern Maine, including surveys, design site-specific garden projects for each partnership. The member will also lead, recruit and manage the Gardener Mentors program and coordinate year round community education and Gardener Mentor events.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will work towards ending the cycle of poverty through increasing Maine Foodscapes' capacity to address food insecurity experienced by residents of Southern Maine. The VISTA will expand the Foodscapes Garden Programs (FGP) year-round programming to have 150+ low- income families and 10+ organizations across Southern Maine who have vegetable gardens installed by Maine Foodscapes; Manage all FGP Gardener digital and phone communications; coordinate and manage year-round educational and FGP Gardener events; and coordinate Foodscapes' community education programming.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Addt'l Relocation Assistance, Parking ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Education ,  Health ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Environment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Communications . 
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Goodwill VISTA* Garden Programs & Education

Program Start/End Date
01/17/2023  -   01/16/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  10/11/2022  To  12/31/2022 

Contact Judy Dudley
190 Lancaster St
Portland   ME   04101

Listing ID 115238