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ShareCorps- Otterbein University- Summer Community Garden
 
 
 
The VISTA project will be housed within the Otterbein University Center for Community Engagement (CCE) where we educate students to participate responsibly in a global society through leadership and community service. The CCE manages a one acre community garden and The Promise House, an on campus food pantry and resource center for low income students. The Otterbein Community Garden has three main goals: 1) alleviation of hunger, 2) education, and 3) community building. We grow over 3000 pounds of fresh produce annually to donate to local food pantries and host numerous community groups who manage food crops, a pollinator garden, rain gardens, and youth activities. The Promise House is an inclusive gathering space for low-income college students where we build a supportive, inclusive community and work together to alleviate campus hunger. The Promise House is home to a free grocery market (food pantry) for college students and a mobile pop-up pantry on a bike. We partner with three local food distribution centers and The Westerville Saturday Farmers Market to help eradicate food insecurity in northern Franklin County.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will work with Otterbein's Food Equity Team to manage food production processes at the university's community garden including: planting, composting, watering, weeding, and harvesting crops. They will set up systems to cultivate fresh produce and distribute to food insecure community members at local food pantries. They will recruit, train, and work with community and student volunteers at the garden, campus food pantry, and farmers market, building an inclusive team to meet common goals. To share best practices, the member will: 1) host educational workshops on food equity, nutrition, and wellness, often partnering with local non-profits to offer these sessions, and 2) write, edit, and update the garden's Farmers Almanac. The VISTA will also develop and implement youth activities at both the garden and summer lunch programs throughout Westerville and Worthington.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ShareCorps- Otterbein University- Summer Community Garden

Program Start/End Date
06/06/2022  -   08/07/2022

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2022  To  06/06/2022 

Contact Maureen Allen
1 S Grove St
Westerville   OH   43081
614-221-4336
mallen@ohiofoodbanks.org

Listing ID 86557


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