AmeriCorps*VISTA Gleaning Coordinator
Harvest Against Hunger project in Tacoma / Pierce County
Background: Work with the Pierce Conservation District and the Community Garden Program to manage the Pierce County Gleaning Program and collect unharvested fruits and vegetables for distribution to local hunger relief organizations throughout Tacoma and Pierce County. This project is entering its third full year as a sponsored AmeriCorps*VISTA program and is gaining tremendous community support. Help further the program’s three pronged approach to increase fresh produce donations through gleaning, plant a row for the hungry and community fruit tree harvest project. This position is offered through the , details are outlined on the AmeriCorps*VISTA website.
AmeriCorps*VISTA program – http://www.americorps.gov/about/programs/vista.asp
Rotary First Harvest – http://firstharvest.org/
Pierce Conservation District Community Garden Program – http://www.piercecountycd.org/home.html
Emergency Food Network – http://www.efoodnet.org/
St Leo’s Food Bank – http://www.foodconnection.org/
Service Description: This project is entering its third full year as a sponsored AmeriCorps*VISTA program and is gaining tremendous community support. Help further the program’s three pronged approach to increase fresh produce donations through gleaning, plant a row for the hungry and community fruit tree harvest project. As a project of Rotary First Harvest, the Harvest Against Hunger gleaning program creates a much needed way to enlist small to medium-sized farm operations in existing hunger relief efforts in local communities throughout Washington. For 28 years, RFH has focused on connecting and collaborating between different groups (farmers, truckers, food banks and others) to gather food that would otherwise go to waste.
Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage, Living Allowance, Living allowance is $11,136 a year, Relocation Allowance, Training.
Service Areas: Community and Economic Development, Community Outreach, Hunger.
Skills: Communications, Community Organization, Public Speaking, General Skills.
Email resume and cover letter to benjamin (at) firstharvest (dot) org
Complete Harvest Against Hunger at: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?criteria.programTypesString=VISTA%3BVLDR&criteria.programState=WA
Application Deadline: November 30, 2012
Emergency Food Network