Goodwill VISTA Foodscapes Fundraising and Vol Mgt-
Maine Foodscapes addresses food insecurity by providing families
and individuals with free vegetable gardens and resources to get
started growing fruits and vegetables at home. Foodscapes also
develops partnerships with several organizations that enables
leveraging of additional resources to combat hunger and poverty
throughout Southern Maine. Because organic vegetable gardening
embodies the principles of sustainable agriculture, reduces the
transportation component of food costs, and improves the
micro-ecology in the area where the garden is located, Maine
Foodscapes programming also generates positive outcomes for the
environment. Learn more at mainefoodscapes.org Further help on this
page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : The Foodscapes Programs Coordinator VISTA will
develop the tools and procedures necessary to meet the needs of the
Garden Project's community of low-income gardeners throughout
Southern Maine. The Member will increase volunteer engagement
through recruitment, retention, and Volunteer Program development;
create and implement strategies to survey and evaluate impact on
program participants in the Garden Project, Volunteer Program, and
Community Workshops; support data management; improve digital
communication practices through e-Newsletters and other online
media campaigns; and create fundraising strategies to increase
donor contributions and monthly commitment to increase Maine
Foodscapes' sustainability through funding sources.
Program Benefits : Stipend , Relocation Allowance , Additional
relocation assistance , Health Coverage* , Training , Choice of
Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Education award upon
successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Childcare
assistance if eligible .
Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off
hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Environment , Health , Community and Economic Development ,
Education , Community Outreach , Hunger .
Conflict Resolution , Community Organization , Communications ,
Non-Profit Management , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Social
Services , Leadership , Environment , Fund raising/Grant Writing