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Franklinton Food Health & Wellness_Urban Farm Volunteerism
The Franklinton Food-Health-Wellness Corps is a 5-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. This VISTA position is hosted by Franklinton Farms (FF). FF is a nonprofit urban farm that is dedicated to growing and sharing food, creating beauty, and building community with neighbors. FF 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 Farms. 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 : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  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 :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Environment ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Education . 
Skills :
Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Franklinton Food Health & Wellness_Urban Farm Volunteerism

Program Start/End Date
08/24/2018  -   08/23/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Accepting Applications
From  06/01/2018  To  07/06/2018 

Contact Nick Stanich
867 W Town St
Columbus   OH   43222
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 71805