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ShareCorps -TUC Garden- Community Garden Summer Assistant
 
 
 
The University Church recently relocated to 8 acres of land, surrounded by the food deserts of Toledo, Ohio. Our Community Garden Initiative's top priority is to utilize this land to fight poverty. Our purpose is threefold: #1 Growing Food. In these difficult economic times, many people are finding it hard to provide food for their families. Often, fresh fruits and vegetables are simply excluded because of cost and so nutrition problems can develop, especially among children. We grow fruits and vegetables and make these available through a variety of distribution methods to assist those in need. #2 Growing Awareness. It is estimated by the Census Bureau that 24.7% of people in Toledo live at or below the federally-defined poverty level and yet many people are simply unaware of the plight of their neighbors. By becoming a public presence working to combat hunger and poverty, we help make people aware of the very troubling situation in our neighborhood. #3 Growing Compassion. Once an individual becomes involved in helping others, it is our experience that compassion grows and people are changed. We hope to grow compassion within our community.
 
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Member Duties : Help create an impactful educational experience through our day-camp like program for elementary school children. Provide free and healthy meals to the kids in the neighborhood. Spend time developing and building the permanent infrastructure of our Community Garden to increase its capacity as an educational resource and as a source of healthy food for local, under-served families. Create community events including coordinating volunteer work days and facilitating workshops. Come be part of the exciting things going on in Toledo, Ohio.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Health ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Public Safety ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Counseling ,  Public Health ,  Education ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Environment ,  Youth Development ,  Trade/Construction ,  First Aid ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
ShareCorps -TUC Garden- Community Garden Summer Assistant

Program Start/End Date
06/04/2018  -   08/05/2018

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2018  To  05/10/2018 

Contact Maureen Allen
4747 Hill Ave
Toledo   OH   43615
6142214336
mallen@ohiofoodbanks.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78782


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