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Delta County School District Farm to School VISTA

Company: AmeriCorps
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Delta County School District Farm to School VISTA

The F2S Program Coordinator VISTA will be involved in curriculum development, program planning, building sustainability for programming, recruiting and managing volunteers, fundraising, and ongoing professional development. They will engage youth and community members to build, maintain, and expand school gardens through a start-to-finish growing season. They will coordinate educational programs with 8 schools during the school year and educational programs throughout the summer. Programs include farm field trips, guest visits, summer camps, garden clubs, and youth farmers markets. Members provide outreach and engagement at community events to promote Farm to School and the organization's programs and mission. The Farm to School program addresses poverty through providing equitable access to healthy and local foods, connecting students and youth to the earth and their community, and by providing educational opportunities and classes.

Member Duties : The F2S VISTA will serve alongside staff and administration to develop, fund, and launch culturally-relevant curriculum and school food and garden programs. The VISTA will serve alongside the AmeriCorps Garden Educators to effectively and efficiently build out the Farm to School program through curriculum development, recruitment and retainment of volunteers, and fund development. The F2S Program Coordinator VISTA will also strengthen systems for efficiency and sustainability of food access programs, including localizing the procurement and purchasing of local produce and expanding on-site gardens based on produce needs, by serving in conjunction with school staff and community volunteers.

Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Professional Development .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Terms :
Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .

Service Areas :
Hunger , Community Outreach , Health , Education , Children/Youth .

Skills :
Public Health , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Education , Recruitment , Community Organization , Youth Development , Public Speaking , Environment , Communications .

Keywords: AmeriCorps, Colorado Springs , Delta County School District Farm to School VISTA, Other , Colorado Springs, Colorado

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