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Opportunity Council - GV Community Coordinator VISTA
 
 
 
Work with a local non-profit rooted in sustainable agriculture and cultivated by Peer Support. We work to end the isolation that leads to suicide by creating a lasting community of both veterans and civilians. Growing Veterans operates two farms, one on Whidbey Island and one in Lynden, that work as a community outdoor center for both veterans and civilians. We use these spaces to bring together the community and break down barriers and stigmas surrounding the veteran experience. At the same time, our farms utilize Dirt Therapy to aid in the transition of returning to civilian life from military service and nurture mental health in both veterans and civilians. Trauma is relative and we find we have a lot to learn from each other. All of the food grown at our farms is donated to local food banks. We also host educational workshops, internships, and educational training opportunities to increase the agricultural knowledge of veterans. We work to build community to end the isolation that leads to suicide.
 
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Member Duties : As the Community Coordinator, you will help to develop outreach and engagement of our volunteer program. We are launching a new "Come Get Grounded" campaign for 2023 to increase community involvement on our farm. This will include a new series of educational workshops and family-friendly activities. You will help to create, schedule, market, and engage with the community for these workshops and activities. We will be launching a new Cultivator program to create a set framework around our agricultural educational program. As a VISTA you will help to develop, track, monitor, evaluate, and implement our Cultivator program specifically designed for veterans. There will be a lot of creative freedom in both of these endeavors as we create new programs. As a VISTA, you will also help to integrate our Peer Support Training into our volunteer, educational, and farm operations. You will help with mental health and food access for veterans and their families.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Veterans ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Veterans . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Opportunity Council - GV Community Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
02/13/2023  -   02/12/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  11/29/2022  To  01/30/2023 

Contact Celine Parton
1111 Cornwall Ave
bellingham   WA   98225
2533895240
celine_parton@oppco.org

Listing ID 115880


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