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Safe Routes to Health AmeriCorps Program - Wyoming
 
 
 
Michigan Fitness Foundation is dedicated to inspiring active lifestyles and healthy food choices through education, environmental change, community events, and policy leadership. Safe Routes to Health AmeriCorps Program at the Michigan Fitness Foundation (SR2H) seeks 2 half-time AmeriCorps members to provide service at United Church Outreach Ministry (UCOM) in Wyoming, MI. Service may start before March 23, 2020. Members will focus on addressing unmet health needs in underserved, low-income communities. The SR2H program was developed by assessing both barriers to healthy living and opportunities to overcome those barriers. Using a multigenerational approach to reach across an entire community, SR2H engages AmeriCorps Members to connect citizens to health, wellness, and physical activity programs by implementing program components and recruiting local community volunteers. SR2H AmeriCorps Members will commit their time to promote healthy futures: they will fill gaps and enhance assets in underserved, low-income communities to help residents gain access to supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. In addition, SR2H AmeriCorps Members will leverage volunteers to carry out SR2H programming and affect sustainable change. Members will receive training in a variety of areas to support and enhance the member’s service to community residents with the goal of increasing the skills, knowledge, and awareness of how to eat healthy and be active.
 
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Member Duties : SR2H AmeriCorps Members: 1. Provide direct service to low-income community residents connecting them to supportive environments for healthy eating and being active 2. Plan and implement 6 program components on nutrition education, food shopping skills, and physical activity: facilitated health and wellness conversations with seniors, literacy- based nutrition education with children and caregivers, farmers market food navigation, grocery store healthy food tours, and physical activity outreach and promotion 3. Recruit and train ongoing and episodic volunteers in programming and activities related to health, wellness, and physical activity 4. Participate in program on-boarding, orientation, additional training, events, and service days as required 5. Document service activities according to program requirements including recording allowable service hours, submitting time sheets, and writing Great Stories
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Public Health ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
Safe Routes to Health AmeriCorps Program - Wyoming

Program Start/End Date
03/23/2020  -   12/11/2020

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations MICHIGAN  

Accepting Applications
From  07/05/2019  To  03/23/2020 

Contact Shona MacKenzie
1311 Chicago Dr SW
Wyoming   MI   49509
5179083842
smackenzie@michiganfitness.org
saferoutestohealth.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 91125


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