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Harvest Against Hunger Summer Associate City Fruit
 
 
 
City Fruit promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community and protect the climate. We help tree owners grow healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving fruit, promote the sharing of extra fruit, and work to protect urban fruit trees. During the summer, we are focused on harvesting fruit from residential properties and public parks. The VISTA Summer Associate (SA) will help City Fruit with both hands-on harvest work as well as work party support in public orchards. Project Background Harvest Against Hunger (HAH), a program of Rotary First Harvest, connects local growers, food banks and volunteers to secure fresh produce for distribution to thousands of people throughout Washington State. HAH finds new and innovative ways to decrease waste of fresh fruits and vegetables and increase the availability of nutritious produce to food bank clients.
 
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Member Duties : City Fruit harvested over 55,000 pounds of fruit last year from residential fruit trees and public orchards, using over 1800 volunteer hours. The fruit was donated to Seattle area food banks and meal programs so that people living in poverty could have access to fresh local fruit. The Summer Associate will support City Fruit by: -Harvesting fruit from residential fruit trees and public orchards; -Donating fruit to area food banks and meal programs; -Recording data from fruit harvest events; -Leading and participating in Harvest Hubs – volunteer harvest parties - and other community-based gleaning events; -Supporting youth program activities associated with fruit harvest and sharing efforts to expand City Fruit’s capacity to reach youth. In addition, Summer Associate candidates should have: - Interest in and ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds, lifestyles, and ages. - Highly organized and self-directed, - Experience with gardening and agriculture.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Education . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger Summer Associate City Fruit

Program Start/End Date
06/11/2018  -   08/19/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2018  To  06/10/2018 

Contact Beth Baker
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
2066861486
beth@firstharvest.org
firstharvest.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 60163


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