University of Washington School of Public Health
AmeriCorps VISTA Gleaning Coordinator - Rotary First Harvest/Kitsap Public Health Department
Closing Date: September 15, 2017
Posted: August 15, 2017
This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position located in Bremerton, Washington. The position will be housed at Kitsap Public Health District (KPHD) as part of the Chronic Disease Prevention Team. In conjunction with Kitsap Harvest, this individual will connect key community stakeholders, and healthy eating initiatives, to a countywide gleaning program. By supervising the efforts and development of a community garden, the focus will be on programming that aims to increase access of healthy produce to people in need for a more equitable food system. The VISTA member will work with a wide group of community partners and volunteers for a successful and sustainable project. Experience will be gained in the public health and community collaboration. Learn about the area and vision at: http://www.kitsappublichealth.org and at http://www.5210kitsap.com.
Rotary First Harvest, through its program Harvest Against Hunger, places AmeriCorps VISTA members at host sites around Washington to build and strengthen gleaning and other farm-to-food bank projects to increase access to fresh food among food insecure populations. Find out more at www.firstharvest.org.
Please Note: This is not a regular salaried position. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve their country for a year by volunteering. Compensation includes a living allowance paid biweekly that matches the poverty rate of the county they are placed in; a relocation allowance; and upon successful completion of the year of service, an education award of $5800.
In order to apply for these positions, you must fill out an application on the AmeriCorps portal:
Then submit your application to this position: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=15652&fromSearch=true