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Harvest Against Hunger - Seattle (City Fruit)
This AmeriCorps VISTA will build a more robust and sustainable outreach program by expanding City Fruit’s ability to harvest unused fruit in the Seattle community and channel it to organizations serving those in need. This is the third and final year of this VISTA partnership and will focus on three main objectives: Further strengthen City Fruit's volunteer base; Develop a series of fruit tree care classes and expand partnerships within the community: As a project of Rotary First Harvest (RFH), the Harvest Against Hunger gleaning program creates a way to enlist small to medium-sized farms to partner and connect with hunger relief efforts in local communities throughout Washington. For 30+ years, RFH has focused on connecting and collaborating between different groups (farmers, truckers, food banks and volunteers) to gather food that would otherwise go to waste. Harvest Against Hunger has been named “one of the most effective AmeriCorps programs in the nation” – and with good reason. HAH is a collaborative program that places AmeriCorps*VISTA members (known as Harvest VISTA) in communities around Washington to develop gleaning and produce recovery programs to support local hunger relief groups:
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Harvest VISTA will be involved in volunteer recruitment, grower outreach, program coordination, and sustainability planning. Research recruitment strategies and develop a recruitment plan; Meet with community leaders and organizations to raise awareness of the program; Contact local gardeners and agricultural organizations to explain the gleaning program; Follow up with existing contacts to estimate potential donations; Explain liability issues and public safety requirements; Manage online database and registration system; Train and engage volunteers on an ongoing basis; Coordinate logistics of gleaning projects including scheduling and transportation; Recognize and thank donors and volunteers, and strategize for participant retention; Work with and expand upon collaborative community & organizational relationships; Create a plan to establish the sustainability of the gleaning program.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Community Organization . 
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Harvest Against Hunger - Seattle (City Fruit)

Program Start/End Date
07/12/2016  -   07/13/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  05/16/2016  To  06/02/2016 

Contact Benjamin Rasmus
Rotary First Harvest
Seattle   WA   98124
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 15332