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Seeking Farm to School AmeriCorps Member! (Maplehill School and Community Farm)

Organization Maplehill School and Community Farm
Location 1329 John Fowler Road
Plainfield, Vermont 05667
Description

Serve Your Community Through AmeriCorps at Maplehill School and Community Farm as a Farm to School AmeriCorps Member!

The Vermont Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps (VYDC) program is recruiting AmeriCorps members for the 2019-2020 service year! AmeriCorps is a national service program that creates community service opportunities across the county, and VYDC places AmeriCorps members throughout Vermont to promote hope, justice, and well-being for all Vermont youth and families. The Maplehill School is one of the sites with which VYDC places AmeriCorps members and one of the sites for which VYDC is actively recruiting.

The Farm to School AmeriCorps Member supports: 
Farm to School and community outreach activities, including assisting youth in learning about & completing farm chores, shopping for and serving meals, co-coordinating community events, building partnerships with local organizations and leading weekly Harvest of the Month cooking demonstrations. 
The Maplehill School Healthy Food Program, which provides healthy, locally grown food to our students and staff year-round, including working with the Farm to Table Coordinator to plan and cook meals as well as working with the Farm Educator to tend to the farm and garden. 
Programming that the AmeriCorps member supports involves healthy nutrition, culinary life skills, humane animal care and food production basics - including planting, tending, harvesting, preserving crops. 
General programming at Maplehill School includes but is not limited to attending field trips, mentoring students, participating in electives, vocational training and PE activities.

A car is needed for monthly travel to AmeriCorps training and site specific travel between campuses. Maplehill School is located in Plainfield, VT. Minimum age requirement is 23, with a clean driving record and a commitment to a full time year of service beginning Sept 1.

Benefits Include: 
$14,100 living allowance for service term 
$6,095 education award that can be used for qualified student loans or continuing education 
Loan forbearance/deferment for qualified student loans 
Extensive professional development opportunities 
Mileage for service-related travel when in service 
Healthcare and childcare assistance (if full time position)

For more info, visit www.vermontyouthamericorps.org, email vydc.recruitment@wcysb.org, or contact the site supervisor Vivian Stein at vivian@maplehillschoolandfarm.org

Date Posted August 9th, 2019
Deadline September 1st, 2019
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Child meal site / nutrition programs, Education, General food system education, Farm to School programs
Type Full Time
Compensation $14,100 living allowance for service term $6,095 education award that can be used for qualified student loans or continuing education Loan forbearance/deferment for qualified student loans Extensive professional development opportunities Mileage for service-related travel when in service Healthcare and childcare assistance (if full time position)
How to Apply For more info, visit www.vermontyouthamericorps.org, email vydc.recruitment@wcysb.org, or contact the site supervisor Vivian Stein at vivian@maplehillschoolandfarm.org