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Food and Farm Project Lead
 
 
 
The mission of the VYCC is to teach young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and one another. To instill these skills and values, VYCC enrolls young people in paid work opportunities. Our model is strong and simple: Youth Corps Members work together in small groups, guided by highly trained leaders, to complete high priority projects in conservation and agriculture. Headquartered on historic Vermont farmland, we apply this crew model to our Food and Farm program by employing youth, guided by leaders, in important hunger relief and sustainable agriculture projects. As such The Farm at VYCC engages its Youth Corps Members, leaders and community in the Health Care Share, a community-based public health project that connects Vermont families who are unable to afford or access fresh, nutritious food with a weekly share of locally grown produce.
 
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Member Duties : This position involves both food production and programmatic aspects of the Health Care Share, including youth crews and volunteers working on the project. During pre-season months, the member focuses on Health Care Share project planning, Food & Finance curriculum refinement, and preparing for youth crews. During the summer field season, the member will coordinate project details and logistics, facilitate Food & Finance classes, and provide a productive, safe working environment for youth crews to grow and deliver Health Care Shares to partnering medical centers. During the Fall season, the member will coordinate the remaining weeks of the Health Care Share, including arranging and leading projects for volunteers and after school youth crews.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Education ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  First Aid ,  Youth Development . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Food and Farm Project Lead

Program Start/End Date
12/25/2017  -   11/30/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  12/20/2017  To  08/01/2018 

Contact Paul Feenan
1949 E Main St
Richmond   VT   05477
8024343969
paul.feenan@vycc.org
www.vycc.org/farm
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 77947


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