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Harvest Against Hunger - Bremerton
 
 
 
This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position located in Bremerton, Washington. The position will be housed at Kitsap Public Health District (KPHD) as part of the Chronic Disease Prevention Team. In conjunction with Kitsap Harvest, the VISTA member will connect key community stakeholders and healthy eating initiatives to a countywide gleaning program. By supervising the efforts and development of a community garden, the focus will be on programming that aims to increase access of healthy produce to people in need for a more equitable food system. The VISTA member will work with a wide group of community partners and volunteers for a successful and sustainable project. Experience will be gained in the public health field and community collaboration. Learn about the area and vision at: http://www.kitsappublichealth.org and at http://www.5210kitsap.com. As a program of Rotary First Harvest (RFH), Harvest Against Hunger enlists 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. http://firstharvest.org/harvest-against-hunger/
 
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Member Duties : Member Duties : The Gleaning Coordinator will be involved in volunteer recruitment, grower outreach, program coordination, and sustainability planning. Research volunteer recruitment strategies and develop a recruitment plan; Meet with community leaders and organizations to raise awareness of the program; Contact local growers and agricultural organizations to explain the gleaning program; Follow up with existing farm 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 : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Environment ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger - Bremerton

Program Start/End Date
09/14/2017  -   09/13/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  08/14/2017  To  09/30/2017 

Contact Beth Baker
Rotary First Harvest
Seattle   WA   98124
206-236-0408
beth@firstharvest.org
http://firstharvest.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 15652


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