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Common Threads State-Wide Food Education Corps
When kids eat better, they learn better, act better and feel better. Common Threads connects kids to healthy food from seed-to-table through growing, preparing, and eating healthy food. Your service will be based in schools, low-income apartment complexes, and at our summer camp farm-site. Activities will include cooking and gardening with kids, as well as engaging families through volunteer opportunities and community events. Eating habits formed when children are young are strong indicators of lifelong eating behaviors. Making healthy food the easy, accessible, and joyful choice for children increases the likelihood of them making healthy food choices as they age, and decreases the likelihood of food related illness such as obesity and diabetes. Many children across Washington State (and across the country!) do not eat a healthy enough diet, which in turn negatively impacts multiple areas including children’s health, behavior, and ability to learn in school. We are currently accepting applications for all service sites within our state-wide "Mega Team": Common Threads (Bellingham), Coupeville Farm to School (Coupeville), Concrete Farm to School (Concrete), Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center (Duvall), Lower Columbia School Gardens (Kelso/Longview.) Since each site is different, we encourage you to check out each program's website and then - in addition to your AmeriCorps Application - submit a cover letter and resume to indicating which site(s) you wish to be considered for. If you apply for multiple sites, please anticipate that each site will conduct its own interviews. If you are offered positions at more than one site, you may choose which offer to accept. These positions are contingent on funding. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received with interviews taking place until all placements is filled. Please do not delay in submitting your application!
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Member Duties : Food Educators are the “boots on the ground” that make it possible to connect kids to healthy food from seed to table. Each corps member will do some or all of the following (depending on service site): Lead garden lessons during Spring and Fall Lead cooking lessons during Winter Lead or support after school gardening and/or cooking clubs Lead camp-style programs during Spring Break and Summer Lead efforts to maintain/improve school gardens at assigned school(s) or community site(s) Assist with the recruitment, supervision, and appreciation of volunteers Collect and track data Support special events and other relevant food education opportunities for families as they arise Share stories of impact with words and photographs And will: Be passionate, committed and creative Have a solid background working with kids/teaching Have experience gardening, farming and cooking Love long hours, being outside in all weather, and be ready for curve balls from kids and adults!
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  A chance to make a positive difference . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
gardening, farming, cooking ,  First Aid ,  Education ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Environment ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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Common Threads State-Wide Food Education Corps

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Proficiency in spanish a plus.

Accepting Applications
From  03/27/2019  To  07/31/2019 

Contact Laura Plaut
516 E North St
Bellingham   WA   98225

Listing ID 71272