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Field Staff, Peer Crew (Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC))

Organization Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC)
Location 1949 East Main Street
Richmond, VT 05477
Description

Join us for our 2019 Field season

The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is a 501c3 service, conservation, and youth development organization. Our Food and Farm Program engages communities in food security agriculture projects.

The mission of the VYCC is to teach young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and one another. To instill these skills and values, VYCC enrolls young people in paid work opportunities. Our model is strong and simple: Youth Corps Members work together in small groups, guided by highly trained leaders, to complete high priority projects in conservation and agriculture.  

Headquartered on historic Vermont farmland in Richmond, Vermont, we apply this crew model to our Food and Farm program by employing youth, guided by leaders, in important hunger relief and sustainable agriculture projects. As such The Farm at VYCC engages its Youth Corps Members, leaders and community in the Health Care Share, a community-based public health project that connects Vermont families who are unable to afford or access fresh, nutritious food with a weekly share of locally grown produce.

Available positions include:

AmeriCorps Peer Crew, Start Date: May 20th

Members live in yurts or lean-tos with their crew evenings and weekends, and participate in the Health Care Share project. Crews are co-ed and consist of up to eight Corps Members who come together from all walks of life to build strong bonds with each other and the surrounding environment. They work together to learn and practice sustainable agriculture, food security projects, and complete nutrition and cooking courses.

Compensation: AmeriCorps members receive a weekly living allowance, room and board, farm fresh food, and earn a Segal Education Award at the completion of service. The position is a part of a residential program.

* We are looking for adult leaders who are ready for a challenge and enjoy working with young people as teachers, mentors, supervisors, and role models. Excellent leadership is the most crucial factor in determining a crew’s success.

VYCC fills positions on a rolling basis: With any additional questions contact Kyle at kyle.weatherhogg@vycc.org

Date Posted May 7th, 2019
Deadline May 17th, 2019
# of Positions Available 2
Categories Land access / conservation, Food Production, General food system education, Workforce Development
Type Full Time
Compensation Compensation: AmeriCorps members receive a weekly living allowance, farm fresh food, and earn a Segal Education Award at the completion of service.Housing for position for duration of position.
How to Apply Send application online through https://www.vycc.org/join/, through either Crew Leader or Member application. VYCC fills positions on a rolling basis. With any additional questions contact Kyle at kyle.weatherhogg@vycc.org

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