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SOTS - Tohono O'odham Nation Summer Associates, Sells, AZ
Our organization seeks to enhance the quality of life for Tohono O’odham Elderly and disabled adults by identifying, developing and providing quality services. Elders are still strong, we would like to encourage and support gardening at our centers and in Elders homes. Many of the traditional foods our Elders ate are very nutritious and also helped regulate blood sugar. Diabetes continues to be a major health issue in our community, from youth to elders. We would like Elders to continue harvesting traditional foods, with the assistance of the Summer Associates and Senior Service staff we will do this. If we teach Elders how to build raised gardens, make Elders aware of resources in the community to obtain materials or identify materials around their home to use for building a raised garden, give them the knowledge what to plant in the right season, we can begin to see changes in our Elders wellbeing, and this is just the beginning I hope to have Elders planting on their own in years to come.
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Member Duties : Summer Project Activities include: 1. Working in Senior Services gardens, planting, cleaning, implementing new methods of planting, composting, harvesting, and fruit tree plus grape vine maintenance 2. Harvesting traditional cactus fruit and making traditional syrup (Sitol) from the cactus fruit (Bihidaj) 3. Harvesting materials, preparing material to construct a traditional ramada 4. Constructing a cinder block grill for cooking outside 5. Building raised gardens for Elders Centers on the reservation and maintaining existing raised gardens 6. Providing education opportunities about planting 7. Assisting Activities Coordinator with arts and craft projects for Elder Centers 8. Collecting wood for Elders emergency woodpile 9. Daily log of activities
Program Benefits : Stipend ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Elder Care ,  Tribal ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  General Skills ,  Environment ,  First Aid ,  Community Organization . 
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SOTS - Tohono O'odham Nation Summer Associates, Sells, AZ

Program Start/End Date
06/03/2019  -   08/09/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ARIZONA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/13/2019  To  05/30/2019 

Contact Shannon Francis
1290 N Williams St
Denver   CO   80218
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 89251