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*Goodwill VISTA* Foodscapes Fundraising and Vol Mgt- Windham

Company: Americorps
Location: Portland
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Goodwill VISTA Foodscapes Fundraising and Vol Mgt- Windham

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 .

Terms :

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 .

Skills :

Conflict Resolution , Community Organization , Communications , Non-Profit Management , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Social Services , Leadership , Environment , Fund raising/Grant Writing .

Keywords: Americorps, Portland , *Goodwill VISTA* Foodscapes Fundraising and Vol Mgt- Windham, Other , Portland, Maine

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