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*Goodwill VISTA* Healthy Acadia, Machias
We are a community health coalition, working since 2001 with hundreds of partners and thousands of community members to address a wide range of local health needs in rural Maine. We build partnerships, coordinate education and public health services, and improve systems and environments to create lasting positive changes to the health of our communities. Healthy Acadia works on a broad range of collaborative community initiatives, with six areas of focus: 1. Strong Beginnings - to support healthy development and resilience from birth to adulthood; 2. Healthy Food for All - to ensure that all people have access to nutritious, affordable food, and to make the healthy choice the easy choice; 3. Active and Healthy Environments - to ensure that our indoor and outdoor spaces are safe, healthy, and promote physical activity and wellness; 4. Healthy Aging - to ensure that all of us can age well - with strength, dignity, comfort and grace; 5. Substance Prevention and Recovery - to support people of all ages to live lives free of substance misuse and substance use disorder, and to support individuals throughout their recovery journey; and 6. Health Promotion & Management - to improve community supports across a wide range of health needs, from cancer patient navigation and stress reduction, to barrier removal for health challenges and chronic disease and pain self-management.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA member will serve at our Healthy Food for All focus area to increase nutritious food available to low income households by strengthening food systems, volunteer recruitment and management efforts. The VISTA member will implement our educational efforts, and improve organizational capacity through volunteer recruitment, public awareness campaign development, and extensive community partner collaborations. The AmeriCorps VISTA member pursue innovative program development related to food delivery systems by reaching out to schools and colleges to engage student groups in food rescue on farms which will augment badly needed fresh produce to local agencies, as well as coordinating with local food banks and existing state, federal and local food access programs to increase awareness of these services to residents. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will research grants that fit the mission of Healthy Acadia, track submission dates and awards and write and submit them.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking . 
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*Goodwill VISTA* Healthy Acadia, Machias

Program Start/End Date
11/09/2020  -   11/08/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  09/21/2020  To  10/12/2020 

Contact Scott Dupee
190 Lancaster St
Portland   ME   04101

Listing ID 78675


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