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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 student citizens to participate responsibly in a global society. The CCE coordinates community service, leadership programs, and 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 through donated produce 2) education and 3) community building. The Promise House is an inclusive gathering space to build community and alleviate campus hunger.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA members will work with Otterbein’s Food Equity Team to manage all food production processes at the university’s community garden including: planting, composting, watering, wedding, 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 education workshops on food equity, nutrition and wellness, often partnering with local non-profits to offer these sessions; (2) write, edit, and update the garden’s Farmer’s Almanac. The VISTA will also develop and implement youth activities at both the garden and summer lunch programs throughout Westerville.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

ShareCorps- Otterbein University- Summer Community Garden

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   08/08/2021

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2021  To  05/09/2021 

Contact Maureen Allen
1 S Grove St
Westerville   OH   43081
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 86557