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Maryland Food Bank – Partnership Building and Recruitment
 
 
 
The Maryland Food Bank is looking for a VISTA to build a network of partnerships with youth organizations for the purpose of engaging the organizations in nutrition education. Responsibilities include identifying potential partners, reaching out to these partners, and arranging for groups to come out to our garden for hands-on nutrition education. This role has never existed before, and we encourage the VISTA to be creative, exploratory, and try out different approaches while figuring out what works best. Additional responsibilities include documenting approaches and, at the end of the period, creating a manual of recommended best practices. We can offer a good mix of support and autonomy, a workplace full of passionate people who want to nourish our hungry neighbors, and an opportunity to learn skills that will come in handy in a wide variety of future careers.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA who joins our team will contribute to the nutrition education offered specifically to youth, particularly in our new garden. In spring we will offer workshops that use hands-on gardening as a tool for getting youth excited about fruits and veggies. We have the curriculum, the garden space, and the momentum behind it, so now all we need is the kids! We are looking for an outgoing individual to reach out to youth organizations and start building real, lasting partnerships that go beyond just signing the organization up for a workshop. Our goal is to have a network of youth organizations that bring youth to the garden multiple times, offer feedback, are open to additional MFB programming, and will spread the word about what MFB has to offer. At the end of the VISTA’s time with us, we will be eager to learn from their experiences.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Networking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Maryland Food Bank – Partnership Building and Recruitment

Program Start/End Date
04/12/2020  -   04/11/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  12/04/2019  To  06/20/2020 

Contact Kate Long
2200 Halethorpe Farms Rd
Baltimore   MD   21227
000-000-0000
klong@mdfoodbank.org
www.mdfoodbank.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 92715


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