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Franklinton FoodHealth&Wellness_Urban Farm Volunteerism
 
 
 
The Franklinton Food-Health-Wellness Corps is a 10-member, neighborhood-based, AmeriCorps VISTA project that builds community-food-system capacity with community organizations that serve in Columbus, Ohio's west-side neighborhood of Franklinton. Franklinton is one of Columbus' most underserved communities, and many residents are adversely impacted by various economic, environmental, and social issues. Approximately 15% of residents are unemployed, 66% of households live at or below the poverty line, and more than 50% of residents experience some level of food insecurity. The VISTA program will involve VISTA members working with a wide range of social service agencies throughout Franklinton to help build the capacity of food-health-wellness initiatives throughout the Franklinton neighborhood. Service sites include an urban farm, a hospital affiliated health and wellness center, a family housing stabilization agency, an Episcopal faith community, and a community bicycle shop. This VISTA position is hosted by Franklinton Gardens (FG). FG is a nonprofit urban farm that is dedicated to growing and sharing food, creating beauty, and building community with neighbors. FG operates a network of food production sites, manages a community food distribution system, and hosts various educational programs and community events. The Volunteerism VISTA will assist with the following: Enhancing capacity of volunteer recruitment, involvement, management, and retention; Conducting volunteer engagement; Assisting in volunteer training and management; Tracking and reporting of volunteer-related data sets. Qualifications: Commitment to justice and equitable community for all people; Capacity to execute tasks independently and as part of a team; Experience working with vulnerable populations; Strong communication skills; Basic computer literacy.
 
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Member Duties : The Franklinton Food-Health-Wellness Corps Volunteerism VISTA will work to expand the scale and impact of the volunteer program at Franklinton Gardens. The VISTA will work to identify areas of the organization’s operation that would benefit from volunteer support and quantify the amount of support needed. The VISTA will also identify and implement strategies for volunteer recruitment and retention that will help expand the farm’s volunteer base and improve the overall volunteer experience. Finally, the VISTA will create resources to train new volunteers, design and implement reporting mechanisms to help track and measure the efficacy of volunteer activity, and seek financial and in-kind contributions to cover volunteer-related expenses.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Franklinton FoodHealth&Wellness_Urban Farm Volunteerism

Program Start/End Date
08/08/2017  -   08/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2017  To  06/28/2017 

Contact Nick Stanich
867 W Town St
Columbus   OH   43222
614-233-1887
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71805


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