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Harvest Against Hunger Capacity VISTA Seattle
The overall goal of this position is to continue the efforts of Northwest Harvest’s Growing Connections program across the state. The Capacity VISTA will identify, design, develop and evaluate initiatives within this program. Critical activities will include project evaluation, education and public awareness, assisting with a NWH capacity grant fund, and rolling out an online portal to better connect growers and food banks. The Growing Connections program seeks to engage the Hunger Response Network and broader community in Fresh-to- Food Bank (F2FB) activities through community development, education, and networking. As a project of Rotary First Harvest, the Harvest Against Hunger gleaning program creates a much needed way to enlist small to medium-sized farm operations in existing 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 others) to gather food that would otherwise go to waste.
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Member Duties : The HAH Capacity VISTA will primarily be involved with researching, coordinating, documenting, and evaluating projects that improve the storage and distribution of perishable emergency food items, like fresh and frozen produce, meat and dairy products. The Capacity VISTA will meet with community leaders and organizations to review and research project ideas; Contact local hunger relief entities and agricultural organizations to explain the goals of the project and start pilot projects; Follow up with pilot project partners about successes, improvements and future opportunities; Work with and expand upon collaborative community & organizational relationships; Create a plan with host site and stakeholders to establish the sustainability of the pilot projects; Research and apply to funding opportunities and grants to continue successful projects or pilot test new and future projects.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
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Harvest Against Hunger Capacity VISTA Seattle

Program Start/End Date
04/28/2017  -   04/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  01/17/2017  To  03/10/2017 

Contact Beth Baker
Rotary First Harvest
Seattle   WA   98124
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 42345