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Averett University VISTA Project - Urban Farm Coord. (THC)
 
 
 
The Health Collaborative and God’s Storehouse are partnering to reduce food insecurity and increase fruit and vegetable consumption in the Dan River Region. The Health Collaborative is a cross-sector group of organizations and residents who are working together to improve the health and well-being for the Dan River Region. God’s Storehouse is a non-profit food pantry that has been providing food to those in need in Danville and Pittsylvania County for 30 years so that they may focus on advancing their lives. Specifically, this VISTA will focus on continued planning and management of an urban farm adjacent to God’s Storehouse, and creating and implementing educational programming and service opportunities to engage community members of all ages and abilities. Research best practices and case studies from other communities with similar projects, create a final “Urban Farm Plan” that includes all operations, specific partner roles and responsibilities and a plan for sustainability, partner with similar groups and other VISTAs to develop an advisory group for planning efforts that is representative of the population. The VISTA will find ways to provide equitable access to local, fresh and healthy food. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent amount of training or work experience required. Interest in or experience in working with low income individuals, gardens or farming is desired. Interest in or experience in working with local foods systems is desired. The applicant should be independent, self-starting, enjoy working as part of a team, and possess strong written and oral communication skills. Experience with Microsoft office applications; Excel spreadsheet creation and use and website management is preferred.
 
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Member Duties : Goal of the Project: To reduce food insecurity and increase fruit and vegetable consumption in the Dan River Region by supporting the efforts of God’s Storehouse Food Pantry and The Health Collaborative, a cross-sector group of residents who are working together to improve the health and well-being of the Dan River Region. Specifically, this VISTA will focus on continued planning and management of an urban farm adjacent to God’s Storehouse, and creating and implementing educational programming and service opportunities to engage community members of all ages and abilities.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
None
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Averett University VISTA Project - Urban Farm Coord. (THC)

Program Start/End Date
06/11/2019  -   06/10/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  09/12/2017  To  07/30/2019 

Contact Emily Holder
750 Memorial Dr
Danville   VA   24541
4347933663
Emily@godsstorehouse.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 76804


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