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RGFP Outreach & Engagement VISTA
Alamosa, located in the San Luis Valley of South Central Colorado has a rich history and unique culture. The San Luis Valley is home to the Great Sand Dunes National Park, the Rio Grande National Forest, and a section of the Rio Grande. There are countless opportunities for adventure and outdoor recreation. Additionally, Alamosa has a strong culture of volunteerism and national service. The mission of the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC) is to foster an equitable local food system that restores the health of the people, community, economy and ecosystem. The LFC works towards this mission by supporting several programs, including the Rio Grande Farm Park, Valley Roots Food Hub, Cooking Matters, Local Food Local Places, the MoKi Mobile Kitchen, and the SLV farmers market network. Working with the LFC gives you a unique opportunity to learn all aspects of creating an equitable local food system--from regenerative farming, youth education & recreation, local food distribution and direct markets, to advocacy, marketing, and community partnerships. Learn more at our website As the Outreach & Engagement Coordinator VISTA member, you will develop organization-wide capacity by leading marketing and outreach efforts for the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition (LFC). You will get a unique opportunity to work with the spectrum of LFC programs and see an entire local food system at work.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will: Increase awareness of SLV Local Foods Coalition programs by developing an organization-wide marketing plan and implementing marketing documents and social media campaigns to improve LFC’s presence in the community; Build capacity for LFC event planning endeavors, including the LOCAL! Festival, fundraisers, and other events that incorporate culturally-relevant food and fun to be more welcoming to our diverse community; Plan monthly community education opportunities related to LFC programs; Develop organization-wide volunteer and internship engagement opportunities including work to improve the Rio Grande Farm Park volunteer program by updating the volunteer manual, developing sponsorship opportunities, building new regularly-scheduled volunteer projects, establishing relationships with service groups and schools, and designing internship opportunities.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  $100 Housing stipend . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Organization Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Communications . 
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RGFP Outreach & Engagement VISTA

Program Start/End Date
05/11/2020  -   05/10/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  03/12/2020  To  08/01/2020 

Contact Megan Carter
789 N Sherman St
Denver   CO   80203
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94628