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South Cumberland Appalachia VISTA Project
The South Cumberland Community Fund-University of the South (Sewanee) have partnered to offer a unique Community-University South Cumberland Plateau VISTA Project (SCPVP). This project is a full-time, one year, post-graduate service program in which 19 VISTA volunteers will work with the University at distinct agencies to help build and implement programs designed to improve health, economic well being and reading and literary. We are currently seeking 4 VISTA members to join our dynamic team. The Farm Communications Coordinator will work with the University of the South Farm to develop marketing and outreach materials for the farm to provide resources to farm visitors and local growers. The Speciality Crop Economic Development Coordinator will serve with the University Farm to establish a network of local growers to produce teas and spices to be sold at market. The Food Insecurity and Literacy Coordinator will parter with the University of the South Dining and community volunteers to coordinate the third year of a free summer meal program for kids and teens. This position will also work with the University Office of Civic Engagement to develop literacy programs for the Grundy County School system. SCPVP provides professional development training to enhance each VISTA member’s personal and professional development, including community organizing, grant writing, volunteer recruitment, and sustainability. In addition to providing invaluable professional experience in health education, food insecurity, early childhood education, economic development or and grant writing, this VISTA program is team focused, providing group programming, support, and social opportunities for each VISTA. Make a difference! Help us improve our South Cumberland Plateau communities!
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : VISTA members will spend one year serving with their host site developing projects that work to alleviate poverty on the South Cumberland Plateau. Projects focus on health, education and economic development.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Environment ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Education . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  First Aid ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Environment . 
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South Cumberland Appalachia VISTA Project

Program Start/End Date
03/13/2017  -   03/09/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TENNESSEE   Atlanta  


Accepting Applications
From  01/20/2017  To  02/20/2017 

Contact Kelly Farina
635 University Ave
Sewanee   TN   37383
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71122