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AmeriCorps Program Development VISTA (Willing Hands)

Organization Willing Hands
Location 198 Church Street
Norwich, VT 05055
Description

Fight hunger with fresh food! Help grow a nutritious food program by drawing on Willing Hands' extensive network of food donors and food shelves. The program development VISTA will work to expand our existing school hunger program to reach more students and their families while also developing solutions to reduce barriers to healthy eating for families with children.

The VISTA’s service will build partnerships among Willing Hands and up to six local schools or community organizations and six food shelves serving them, to get consistent supplies of fresh produce to families in need. Objectives of this program include strengthening the support system of existing food resources to families with children, increasing their access to fresh nutritious food, and reducing barriers to healthy eating. Furthering Willing Hands’ mission of reducing hunger and promoting healthy eating for those struggling with poverty, the VISTA will continue to expand our 2020-21 pilot project to expand and refine our Healthy Fresh Food Boxes program. The 2021-22 VISTA will enhance our organizational capacity to better serve children and families in need through their local food shelves and will have opportunities to develop fundraising and communication skills in an active nonprofit setting to make a meaningful difference for the most food insecure in our community.

Date Posted June 24th, 2021
Deadline July 21st, 2021
# of Positions Available 1
Categories Food Access and Nutrition
Type Full Time
Compensation Training, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible

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