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CT Food Justice Project - Foodshare VISTA
The Connecticut Food Justice VISTA Project is a partnership between non-profits throughout the state, each with one to two VISTA Members building the capacity of that organization. Together we strive for a multigenerational, racially and economically diverse group of leaders with the skills to move communities across Connecticut toward a just food system. With VISTA Member support, host sites commit to empowering their communities to have impact on food-related programs and services, and the food system in Connecticut as a whole. VISTA Members in the project will: 1. Participate in a collaborative forum for sharing best practices and curriculum among 11 project sites and 16 VISTA Members. 2. Build the capacity of each organization to empower under-represented populations 3. Create, expand and enhance the services offered by their host site by fundraising, managing volunteers, convening the community, surveying the community, enhancing awareness of food insecurity and injustice, and much more. University of Connecticut Extension, in partnership with some of the most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, is coordinating the sixth year of this multi-site project beginning in August 2018.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Foodshare is a regional food bank serving the 42 towns of Connecticut’s Hartford and Tolland counties. Foodshare’s mission is to end hunger in Greater Hartford, accomplished by implementing highly integrated and efficient systems to collect and distribute food, and by increasing community awareness and action concerning hunger. The Foodshare VISTA will conduct outreach to high school and college/university students in order to cultivate the next generation of food activists in Connecticut. Deploying student materials on the large issues of hunger, food insecurity, food sovereignty, obstacles to food security, food as medicine, etc. FoodShare will work in partnership with Manchester Community College efforts across the state utilizing VISTA volunteers over the next two years at community colleges. *Service with CT-FJP at all our sites requires a minimum of 35 hours a week and can go above 40 hours dependent on site requirements*
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Public Health ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Urban Planning ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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CT Food Justice Project - Foodshare VISTA

Program Start/End Date
09/04/2018  -   09/03/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  


Accepting Applications
From  05/01/2018  To  08/06/2018 

Contact Jiff Martin
24 Hyde Ave
Vernon   CT   06066

Listing ID 74186


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