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Muskingum Soil & Water Conservation-VISTA
The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District (MSWCD) is addressing food insecurity by teaching people how to grow food, while at the same time supplying fresh locally grown produce to our county’s food banks/pantries and to those who participate at the gardens. The theme of Urban Greens is “Growing with Purpose”, and we believe that providing ways to grow healthy food is part of our purpose. We know that healthy soil produces healthy food, which in turn creates healthier people and healthier communities. Our urban agriculture program, Urban Greens, began in 2017 and it grew incredibly in 2022. We manage five community gardens, each with a slightly different focus and purpose. In 2022, we were able to donate over 7000 pounds of fresh produce to food pantries, veterans, seniors, and others facing food insecurity. We are set to expand again in 2023 with support from the local Straker Foundation, in the form of a grant for infrastructure improvements at our largest growing site.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will expand our Urban Greens program by providing vital work in recruiting a network of dedicated volunteers, establishing a corporate sponsorship program, creating a youth garden curriculum, and searching for grants for project continuation. The VISTA will build necessary infrastructure to properly sustain the Urban Greens program for the future. They will establish community contacts and create new partnerships, implementing effective communication to build strong relationships. The VISTA will strengthen the Urban Greens program and work with the Urban Ag/Education Specialist to fulfill our site’s important mission. **Benefits include a $200 housing stipend to supplement living costs.**
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  $200 housing stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
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Muskingum Soil & Water Conservation-VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2023  -   08/27/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  02/24/2023  To  07/28/2023 

Contact Carrie Dennis
225 Underwood St
Zanesville   OH   43701

Listing ID 116863