AmeriCorps*VISTA CT Food Justice Project
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Connecticut Food Justice VISTA Project
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
24 Hyde Ave.
Passionate about Food Justice? Interested in working with a team of diverse and inspiring food system change agents? Join the Connecticut Food Justice VISTA Project! The Connecticut Food Justice VISTA Project is seeking 16 AmeriCorps VISTA-Volunteers in Service to America- members for the 2018-2019 year to fight poverty through capacity building at a local level in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Food Justice VISTA Project seeks to build the capacity of high-impact organizations focused on community food security and food justice. With VISTA Service Members support, organizations commit to empowering underrepresented populations to have meaningful input on food-related programs and services. Organizations will share best practices and learn new skills in engaging people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
VISTA Service Members in the project will: 1. Participate in a collaborative forum for sharing best practices and curriculum among 11 project sites and 16 VISTA Members. 2. Build the capacity of each organization to empower under-represented populations 3. Create, expand and enhance the services offered by their host site by fundraising, managing volunteers, convening the community, surveying the community, enhancing awareness of food insecurity and injustice, and much more. University of Connecticut Extension, in partnership with some of the most effective and innovative nonprofit organizations in Connecticut, is coordinating the sixth year of this multi-site project beginning in August 2018.
VISTA Service Members serve full-time for 12 months at host site organizations to build capacity. VISTAs receive a living stipend. In addition to the living stipend, VISTA Service Members are eligible for a education award upon successful completion of service. VISTA members also receive on-going professional development and training as well as continuous support.
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Seeking applicants for the following VISTA positions across the state of CT:
- Connecticut Food Bank, Wallingford
- FRESH New London, New London
- GROW Windham, Willimantic
- Green Village Initiative - Urban Farm, Bridgeport
- Green Village Initiative - Youth Empowerment, Bridgeport
- Bridgeport Farmers Market Collaborative/Food Policy Council, Bridgeport
- New Britain ROOTS, New Britain
- New Haven Farms, New Haven
- Foodshare, Bloomfield
- Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport
- Manchester Community College, Manchester
- Naugatuck Valley Community College, Naugatuck
Follow the links to apply. Applications due August 1st.