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Harvest Against Hunger National - Florida Gleaning
 
 
 
In Orlando, Florida, the Harvest Against Hunger VISTA project is located at the Florida Gleaning Project of the Society of St. Andrew (SoSA). The Harvest VISTA will strengthen and refine a sustainable system for state wide gleaning efforts, including volunteer coordination, grower outreach, grant writing and communication of SoSA’s mission to churches, community organizations, conventions, civic groups, and potential supporters. The Harvest VISTA will build systems that increase access of fresh and nutritious produce for food insecure individuals who often live at or below federal levels of poverty. Harvest Against Hunger (HAH) is a program of Rotary First Harvest. Based in Seattle, the HAH program acts as a gleaning and produce recovery program incubator, working with partner host sites to place AmeriCorps VISTAs across Washington State and in a national cohort. These VISTA members serve as gleaning coordinators, building localized, sustainable produce recovery programs that grow connections between farmers and food banks to increase the amount of fresh nutritious produce available to people experiencing food insecurity. Are you interested in hunger relief, food waste, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, or public health? Want to build your skills as a community organizer and leader by creating community buy-in and strengthening relationships between food banks and farmers? Interested in capacity building and program sustainability? Come join a network of committed AmeriCorps VISTA to increase the healthy food accessible to food insecure populations.
 
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Member Duties : In Orlando, FL, the VISTA will strengthen a program model for produce recovery. The Harvest VISTA will recruit program participants and develop a project model using a three-pronged approach: Develop a recruitment plan with Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) to deliver a sustainable approach for volunteer management; Develop a grower outreach plan to introduce the gleaning program and solicit support from farmers and gardeners; Develop a plan to partner with other local and regional hunger relief efforts. The Harvest VISTA will implement gleaning coordination and oversee program logistics that include a sustainability plan for the gleaning and produce recovery program in coordination with SoSA’s statewide Program Coordinator, including a funding sustainability plan.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*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 :
Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Environment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger National - Florida Gleaning

Program Start/End Date
02/19/2019  -   02/18/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations FLORIDA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  11/09/2018  To  01/25/2019 

Contact Beth Baker
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
206-686-1486
beth@firstharvest.org
firstharvest.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68987


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