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Spokane Edible Tree Project Summer Associate
 
 
 
The Spokane Edible Tree Project (SETP) empowers our neighbors to share in the harvest and care of existing fruit & nut trees by implementing food recovery methods and cultivating a connection with the greater needs in the community. We envision a beautiful thriving urban area where the community is competent in the essentials of fruit and nut tree maintenance, is effectively preserving the bounty of these local nourishing sources and is promoting community food security. Since 2013, SETP has connected fruit tree owners, volunteers, food banks and community organizations with the goal of fighting hunger and food waste in the Spokane area. They have collected over 70,000 pounds of fruit with over 2,000 volunteer hours, and that fruit has been delivered to area food banks and meal programs to increase the healthy choices available to food insecure populations living in poverty in the Spokane region. The Summer Associate will support SETP by serving in two main capacities; as a Harvest Leader, and performing community outreach tasks to expand SETP’s capacity. The Harvest VISTA is a program of Harvest Against Hunger that partners with CNCS to place AmeriCorps VISTAs in host sites around Washington to create and sustain gleaning and produce recovery project that increases the amounts of fresh nutritious local produce in the hunger relief system.
 
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Member Duties : The Summer Associate (SA) will serve as a harvest leader as needed in the region, develop contacts and partnerships with tree owners and plan gleaning schedules with orchard owners. The SA will maintain reliable communication with volunteers about upcoming gleans as well as coordinate volunteers work at each harvest event, lead at least one harvest a week during the gleaning season and lead Spokane’s Farmers Market Recovery program. In addition, the SA will track volunteer hours and pounds of produce harvested, work with Education and outreach committee to conduct outreach to the community.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living 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 working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Health . 
 
Skills :
Environment ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Spokane Edible Tree Project Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/22/2020  -   08/30/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  03/20/2020  To  05/27/2020 

Contact Maria Mendez-Francisco
1201 1st Ave S
Seattle   WA   98134
2066861486
maria@harvestagainsthunger.org
www.harvestagainsthunger.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94832


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