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Keep Douglasville Beautiful Community Gardens VISTA
 
 
 
The program will provide healthy and affordable foods in food deserts and help solve the problem of food insecurity through Community Gardens and a Farmers Market. The VISTA member will provide ongoing support and capacity building of the newly established Community Garden by continuing to identify and engage interested partners, motivate and overcome barriers to progress and achievement and connect with local resources. The VISTA will research and establish additional community gardens sites in the low-income areas where food deserts have been identified. The VISTA member will additionally help to research and develop new systems and processes of an existing local Farmers Market and work with the Healthy Eating collaborative to secure growers and vendors and promote the market. Organize and convene advisory committee. a. Connect with community partners in established network. b. Recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers for garden sites. 2. Reevaluate current policies and procedures and develop best practices for community garden use. 3. Designate site(s) for community garden and/or demonstration gardens. a. Gather information on available sites. b. Choose best location. 4. Seek possible funding sources if needed. a. Private and public grants. b. Cash and in-kind donations from local individuals and businesses. c. Fundraising event.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will strive to reduce food insecurity within the City of Douglasville through farmers market and community garden organization. The day to day work will consist of managing volunteers at the garden and tracking output levels. Some days will be spent researching community outreach opportunities and planning events. The VISTA member will additionally help to research and develop new systems and processes of an existing local Farmers Market and work with the Healthy Eating collaborative to secure growers and vendors and promote the market.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Non-Profit Management ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Keep Douglasville Beautiful Community Gardens VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2021  -   08/16/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA   Atlanta  

Languages
English
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  06/10/2021  To  12/31/2021 

Contact Elizabeth Stover
1010 Washington Blvd
Stamford   CT   06901
2036593000
ESTOVER@KAB.ORG

Listing ID 93521


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