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VYT-Salvation Farms-VT Gleaning Capacity Building VISTA
Vermont Youth Tomorrow places AmeriCorps VISTA members across Vermont in effective anti-poverty initiatives to promote hope, justice, and wellbeing of all VT youth and families. Salvation Farms builds increased resilience in Vermont’s food system through agricultural surplus management. Our organization serves farms, volunteers, and sites that provide food to the nutritionally and financially insecure. We partner with organizations across the state, building relationship-based programs to glean, process, and distribute un-marketed crops, crops that would have otherwise gone uneaten. We value experiential learning opportunities, knowing that educating individuals and communities about locally available foods and how to use them will alleviate some of the effects poverty has on individuals and households. ( The VISTA will assist Salvation Farms’ in reestablishing its regional Lamoille Valley Gleaning program and support the development of the Vermont Gleaning Collective (VGC) network. Community organizing at local level will reduce food loss and move wholesome food to local residents, while engaging community members in experiential learning opportunities. In addition, the communities served by the Vermont Gleaning Collective will benefit from an increase in successful gleaning activities. Salvation Farms has been a leader in Vermont in regard to the responsible management of farm surplus crops. The VISTA will directly promote our mission by supporting gleaning efforts, educating communities about the importance of managing available but unmarketed farm-fresh foods in building our state’s food independence. Salvation Farms has a bold vision. Our team is small but mighty. A VISTA will make great impact by building the capacity of Salvation Farms. Together we will increase access to fresh-foods by those most vulnerable in state.
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Member Duties : The VISTA serving with Salvation Farms will fill a capacity building and program development role for the VT Gleaning Collective (VGC). Collaborating with Salvation Farms’ staff, the VISTA Member’s service will include the following: (1) Support the relaunch of our regional gleaning program; (2) Update the VGC Operations Manual, (3) Maintain the “Gleaners Interface” (a web-based tool) and create a user manual; (4) Develop technical assistance training tools and community-based educational materials and activities; (5) Support the development of VGC promotion and funding strategy development; (6) Explore creating a “Job Training Program” to engage target individuals in transition (e.g.,. Veterans); and (7) Support the engagement of the Vermont Offenders as gleaners. Individuals interested in this position should submit along with their AmeriCorps application a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references. Reliable private transportation required.
Program Benefits : Professional Development ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

VYT-Salvation Farms-VT Gleaning Capacity Building VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  04/26/2017  To  08/31/2017 

Contact Maddy Rossi
PO Box 627
Montpelier   VT   05601
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66675