Garden Capacity VISTA

Feeding Texas

About the organization

Feeding Texas leads a unified effort for a hunger-free Texas. We assist hungry Texans through a statewide network of twenty-one food banks, lead the public discussion on hunger in Texas, and strengthen the anti-hunger movement through collaboration and capacity-building. The Community Capacity Corps is made up of a creative and motivated team focused on alleviating the upstream, economic causes of hunger as well as the downstream effects of hunger on health. VISTAs build non-traditional partnerships to increase community access to new services, and strategically incorporate the voices of hungry Texans into the public conversation on hunger through community engagement. With ample coaching and personal development opportunities, our corps offers emerging non-profit professionals a way to gain a level of experience above other entry-level positions. Collaborate with other VISTAs and non-profit professionals in a variety of positions, while building a foundation for a meaningful career.

Duties

As the Garden Capacity VISTA, you will create, modify, update, maintain and disseminate the Garden Toolkit resources for use throughout the CTFB network; provide technical assistance to program partners using the Garden Toolkit, such as gardening advice, assistance with curriculum selection and implementation, peer networking opportunities, and grant writing assistance; and explore the feasibility of a ‘train the trainer’ model of garden education facilitation. The VISTA will also engage community members through one-on-one interviews in order to gather stories for a statewide StoryBank with a focus on learning about the authentic lives of people experiencing food insecurity and presenting the truth of hunger in our community to a public audience.

Qualifications

College Graduate or equivalent experience
Interest in innovative approaches to addressing poverty
Access to reliable transportation, personal vehicle recommended
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Minimum 18 years of age
Responsible for your own housing

Salary

AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance of $1,100 - $1,300/month pre-tax (based on service site). Members are also eligible to receive their choice of an education award ($6,495), or cash stiped ($1,800) upon completion of 1 year of service.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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