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Goodwill VISTA* Foodscapes Garden Edu. Programs Coordinator
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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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 : Relocation Allowance ,  Addt'l Relocation Assistance, Parking ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Hunger ,  Education . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Communications . 
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Goodwill VISTA* Foodscapes Garden Edu. Programs Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
03/13/2024  -   03/12/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  11/01/2023  To  11/01/2024 

Contact Sarah Ward
190 Lancaster St
Portland   ME   04101

Listing ID 115238


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