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UGA VISTA Network: 2020 Barrow County School Garden VISTA
This VISTA works with K-12 schools in Barrow County, Georgia to implement a model of integrated programs incorporating gardening, nutrition, and sustainability to improve the diet and health of middle school children. Activities include establishing programs with children, community members, and school personnel to support and maintain school gardens, to enhance access to fresh fruits and vegetables, to reduce food waste, and to enhance sustainability, both during the school day, after school, and during the summer. This VISTA will pilot the extension of a model developed with a VISTA network in Athens-Clarke Co. with support of the University of Georgia. Priority will be given to individuals who are recent graduates, have gardening experience, have an academic interest and background in related issues, and have previous volunteer experience with school children. Ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies, work independently, travel (across schools in Barrow County), and utilize social media is required.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Recruit and train volunteers to assist with school gardens, develop and implement garden, nutrition, and sustainability programs at schools in Barrow Co., GA, support food waste reduction and promote increased use of fresh produce in the school cafeteria, collaborate with others in nearby school garden networks, track/evaluate efforts, and build capacity for program sustainability.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Education ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Horticulture ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Environment . 
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UGA VISTA Network: 2020 Barrow County School Garden VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Accepting Applications
From  05/12/2020  To  06/26/2020 

Contact Wick Prichard
1242 1/2 S Lumpkin St
Athens   GA   30602
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 96165