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Harvest Against Hunger - Whidbey Island
 
 
 
The Harvest Against Hunger project at the Good Cheer Food Bank and Thrift stores will address hunger, food insecurity, and access to healthy fresh foods in our community by expanding seasonable availability of locally-grown produce, extending the harvest season, supporting food preservation efforts, and expanding our storage capacity. The project will strengthen and sustain systems for community-based volunteer recruitment, community outreach & development, farmer engagement and produce recovery support in order to expand area gleaning capacity. Captured produce through the gleaning effort will be distributed through the local hunger response network to benefit individuals and families in need.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : The Harvest VISTA will build gleaning program networks within the community by facilitating meetings of existing harvest leaders; contact community organizations that might want to receive gleaned foods and survey them about their needs, timing, and storage capacity. The VISTA will develop and implement a volunteer recruitment strategy, as well as develop a volunteer training process. Over the growing and harvest season, the VISTA will coordinate gleans. This includes managing communications between gleaning crews and recipient organizations; organizing volunteers' transportation logistics; recording and documenting gleaning efforts; and assisting with the planning and execution of a fall harvest party to recognize and celebrate growers, volunteers, and donors.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Harvest Against Hunger - Whidbey Island

Program Start/End Date
04/28/2017  -   04/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  02/02/2017  To  03/15/2017 

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

Listing ID 71324


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