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University of Georgia VISTA Network: Campus Kitchen
 
 
 
The Campus Kitchen at UGA is the student-powered hunger relief program of the UGA Office of Service-Learning. Each week, students transform unused food from grocery stores and farmers markets into meals and groceries that are delivered to older adults and service agencies in Athens, Georgia. The Campus Kitchen at UGA goes beyond meals by using food as a tool to combat senior isolation, foster community connections, and engage UGA students and faculty in developing sustainable solutions to food waste and hunger. Student leaders develop community partnerships, recover food, plan menus, run cooking shifts, deliver and redistribute food, and garden. Today, the Campus Kitchen at UGA serves 1,100 meals each month to older adults, their families, and aging service providers. Students lead community dinners, teach and manage a senior community garden, participate in an intergenerational Lunch Buddy program. For more information, visit our website at ck.uga.edu. The Campus Kitchen at UGA is an affiliate of the Campus Kitchens Project, and was the first Campus Kitchen to open in Georgia in 2012. The Campus Kitchen at UGA remains centrally focused on combating senior hunger, and is a member of the Athens Senior Hunger Coalition.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve as assistant coordinator at the Campus Kitchen at UGA. The VISTA member will focus on increasing the kitchen’s capacity to efficiently collect food donations and distribute meals to food-insecure seniors in Athens-Clarke County. The VISTA will strengthen volunteer recruitment and training procedures and sustain partnerships with UGA service-learning courses, UGA student organizations, and local service agencies. The VISTA will leverage resources to invest in student leader training and education, and improve existing fundraising efforts.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Food Service/Food Safety ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
University of Georgia VISTA Network: Campus Kitchen

Program Start/End Date
02/26/2018  -   02/25/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA   Atlanta  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  11/20/2017  To  12/19/2017 

Contact Brad Turner
1242 1/2 S Lumpkin St
Athens   GA   30602
705-542-0891
bradct@uga.edu
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 59044


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