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Community Roots - Community Compost Coordinator
Community Roots uses an abandoned greenhouse nursery and accompanying six acres as the site of community programs that target horticultural, agricultural, and land stewardship programs. We are seeking to directly support and supplement: (1) local school science standards (e.g. STEM education goals, etc.) through hands-on nutrition, food science, and food production studies, (2) existing agricultural & horticultural education (e.g. 4H, FFA, KCCC, OSU Extension-Knox, etc.) by offering community growing space at little to no cost, (3) wilderness skills and programs (e.g. wild seed saving, plant identification, etc.), (4) the provision of an outdoor classroom for teachers and a community service work space for volunteers and rehabilitation programs in our local court system.
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Member Duties : As our Community Compost Coordinator, you will reduce food waste by expanding and increasing the sustainability of our current Community Composting Program. By growing community access to compostable food waste streams and composted soil amendments, you will grow our impact. You will also play a key role in engaging additional volunteers who will serve at more compost collection sites. Connecting with sustainability clubs and other groups at local high schools and colleges, you will build relationships and rally new volunteers to our cause. In addition to volunteer engagement, you will also generate program sustainability by securing grant funds. Finally, you will play an important role in creating a new system of food gleaning for Knox County and local farmers markets, paving ways for residents to contribute to and use compost. Join our team and become a leader in the composting movement today! **Benefits include a monthly $200 housing stipend to supplement living costs.**
Program Benefits : Hybrid Schedule: Both Remote & In-Person ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service 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 :
Hunger ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Health . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Roots - Community Compost Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2024  -   06/02/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2024  To  06/01/2024 

Contact Carrie Dennis
1104 W Gambier St
Mount Vernon   OH   43050

Listing ID 93706


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