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Columbia Gorge Food Systems Coordinator VISTA
The Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge is the host region for a 2020 Harvest VISTA working out of the Washington State University Klickitat and Skamania Extension Offices. The VISTA will help address pervasive food insecurity by working with partnering agencies to develop programs that address the needs of people experiencing food insecurity. Harvest Against Hunger acts as a program incubator and catalyst, utilizing a team of AmeriCorps VISTA who build sustainable community food security programs. These range from gleaning projects, to regional food security assessments, to expanding community-run gardens and food bank farms. VISTAs serve with their projects for a year, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, addressing challenges related to supply chain management, like the transportation and distribution of gleaned produce, and create systems to collect data and evaluate programs. Harvest Against Hunger also aims to involve the larger community in addressing food insecurity. Are you interested in hunger relief, food waste, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, or public health? Want to build your skills as a community organizer and leader by creating community buy-in and strengthening relationships between food banks and farmers? Interested in capacity building and program sustainability? Come join a network of committed Harvest VISTA to increase the healthy food accessible to food insecure populations.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will conduct a needs assessment, take inventory of local assets, and identify gaps in state wide services missing from Klickitat and Skamania Counties. The VISTA will work to identify funding opportunities and develop partnerships with local agencies to advance programs that best serve the needs of the food insecure in the Gorge. The Harvest VISTA will also work to develop a sustainability plan for these programs that includes evaluations and recording impacts. The VISTA will be given opportunities to play to their individual strengths and special interests around the broad topic of Food Systems as approved by the supervisor.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Health . 
Skills :
Environment ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking . 
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Columbia Gorge Food Systems Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
04/13/2020  -   04/12/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  02/26/2020  To  03/17/2020 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94147