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*MTCC Summer VISTA- Sunburst Unlimited
 
 
 
Sunburst Unlimited is located in Great Falls, Montana. Its mission is to educate and guide youth, organizations and communities in developing a sustainable local food source, highlighted by the Westside Orchard Garden. Summer Associates working with the Summer in the Garden Program will weekly mentor 160-200 underserved youth (k-7) in growing, eating, harvesting, preparing and serving their own fresh produce from their 2-acre garden on city park land. The Summer in the Garden Youth Program addresses 2 community needs: food insecurity and nutrition education. Poverty magnifies many factors for a family, including food insecurity and health. After rent and bills, there is sometimes little money left over for food, let alone nutritious food. As a result, the health of low-income families and children is negatively influenced and their risk for developing diabetes increased. The Summer Associates will work under the direction of the Westside Orchard Garden manager on garden program and operations: building, raised beds, composting, watering, mowing, irrigation, hosting guided tours and meeting monthly with Sunburst Board members. The Summer Associates will assist in developing their own garden curriculum kit on a topic of their choosing. Kits are intended to provide simple hands on activities for youth gardeners that reinforce concepts learned in the garden. Throughout the summer, youth are served healthy snacks (fruits, vegetables, yogurt) provided by the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank and Montana Food Bank Network. Each morning Summer Associates will coordinate transportation of snacks from the nearby Food Bank to the Westside Orchard Garden. Summer Associates will mentor youth gardeners in vegetable growing, composting, worm farming, preparing and serves healthy snacks and lunches. Summer Associates will help lead activities from garden curriculum kits on pollinators, composting, plant biology, nutrition and other STEM topics.
 
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Member Duties : The Summer Associates will work on garden program and operations: building, raised beds, composting, watering, mowing, irrigation, hosting guided tours and meeting monthly with Sunburst Board members. The Summer Associates will assist in developing their own garden curriculum kit on a topic of their choosing. Kits are intended to provide simple hands on activities for youth gardeners that reinforce concepts learned in the garden. Throughout the summer, youth are served healthy snacks (fruits, vegetables, yogurt). Each morning Summer Associates will coordinate transportation of snacks from the nearby Food Bank to the Westside Orchard Garden. Summer Associates will mentor youth gardeners in vegetable growing, composting, worm farming, preparing and serves healthy snacks and lunches. Summer Associates will help lead activities from garden curriculum kits on pollinators, composting, plant biology, nutrition and other STEM topics.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Trade/Construction . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*MTCC Summer VISTA- Sunburst Unlimited

Program Start/End Date
06/08/2020  -   08/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/03/2020  To  05/31/2020 

Contact Callye Foster
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812
4062432379
foster@mtcompact.org
mtcompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88110


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