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UGA VISTA Network: Clarke County School Garden VISTA
As part of a network of VISTAs, this VISTA is placed at a Title I middle school in Athens-Clarke County, GA to develop and implement integrated programs incorporating gardening, nutrition, and sustainability to improve the diet and health of middle school children. Activities include establishing programs with children, university students, and school personnel to support and maintain school gardens, to enhance access to fresh fruits and vegetables, to reduce food waste, and to enhance sustainability, both during the school day, after school, and during the summer. Priority will be given to individuals who are recent graduates, have gardening experience, have an academic interest and background in related issues, and have previous volunteer experience with school children. Ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies, work independently, travel (within Clarke County), and utilize social media is required
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Recruit and train volunteers to assist with school gardens, develop and implement garden, nutrition, and sustainability programs at middle schools, support food waste reduction and promote increased use of fresh produce in the school cafeteria, collaborate with others in school garden network, track/evaluate efforts, build capacity for program sustainability.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment . 
Skills :
Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Environment ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Gardening ,  Education . 
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UGA VISTA Network: Clarke County School Garden VISTA

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/02/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Accepting Applications
From  08/11/2019  To  08/18/2019 

Contact Wick Prichard
1242 1/2 S Lumpkin St
Athens   GA   30602
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89005