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VYCC 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 service 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 the education, engagement and training of youth crews and community volunteers. During the 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 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. Project Leads are responsible for particular food production, nutrition education, and hunger relief activities.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Housing ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Nutrition, Farming ,  Youth Development ,  Public Health ,  First Aid ,  Environment . 
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VYCC Food and Farm Project Lead

Program Start/End Date
03/01/2020  -   11/16/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  


Accepting Applications
From  12/15/2019  To  06/01/2020 

Contact Kyle Weatherhogg
1949 E Main St
Richmond   VT   05477

Listing ID 77947