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Summer VISTA- 577 Foundation
Are you ready to unlock people's passion and transform it to change the world? Join the 577 team where we build a creative, caring community through curiosity and lifelong learning. The 13-acre property includes historic buildings, as well as a river walk, community gardens, geodesic biodome and greenhouse, children's natural playscape, beehive and education room, butterfly hut, bird blind, outdoor stage, book center, and more. At the heart of 577 is 50 community gardening plots. The gardens are cultivated annually by community members and a portion of their plots produce yield is donated to local food pantries. Research shows that community gardens build stronger and safer communities. Successful garden programs have been found to: combat food insecurity, flight climate change, and improve community health through better nutrition and increased physical activity. This project will seek to increase the capacity and sustainability of the horticulture and community garden programs at the 577 Foundation, thereby increasing the organizations ability to provide healthy food for low-income individuals, strengthen community engagement and empowerment, and improving environmental contributions.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Our VISTA member will be working with our team to assist in the planning, recruitment, and training of volunteers assigned to the community garden program; plan and teach our organic gardening environmental and conservation education for our youth and adult programs; support our garden production and donations to the local food pantries, and much more. Gain valuable experience learning from lifelong gardeners, community partners, and more. Join our team for a rewarding summer giving back and learning from your community!
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing . 
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Summer VISTA- 577 Foundation

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2023  -   08/07/2023

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2023  To  05/19/2023 

Contact Maureen Allen
577 E Front St
Perrysburg   OH   43551

Listing ID 116945


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