TerraCorps is looking for 3 Urban Agriculture Coordinators to serve in 11-month AmeriCorps positions with community-based nonprofits across Massachusetts. These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance ($14,600), education award ($6,095), and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2019-2020 program will run from 8/26/2019-7/24/2020. Urban Agriculture Coordinators (UAC) build the long-term capacity of their Service Sites by creating networks of volunteers to support hands-on stewardship of community lands. They organize, train, and collaborate with municipal boards, neighborhood and civic associations, community members, youth groups, and schools to care for, improve access to, and support the long-term resiliency and sustainable use of community lands. UACs may create raised beds or community gardens, monitor and maintain urban farmland, establish sustainable food systems, provide new farmer trainings, lead community workshops, etc. By providing training and organizing collaborative land-focused projects, they increase resources for communities, demonstrate responsible land management, help individuals build skills, and nurture an inclusive sense of public ownership in the local landscape. UACs spend roughly 60% of their time in the office and 40% in the field.
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended . Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Neighborhood Revitalization , Environment , Community Outreach , Hunger , Health , Community and Economic Development . Skills :
Public Speaking , Team Work , Leadership , General Skills , Communications , Community Organization , Computers/Technology , Environment .
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