AmeriCorps Positions in Farming/Gardening, Nutrition, and Food Access – Michigan

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The Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps program is looking to hire 8 individuals as AmeriCorps members for farming, gardening, nutrition and health, food security, and education positions beginning in the fall of 2015!  Full time and half time positions are available. AmeriCorps members lead community projects to increase healthy food access and exercise options to Lansing, Michigan residents.

Commonly known as the “Domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps is a national service program that offers paid positions with significant professional development opportunities to individuals of all ages looking to make a difference in our community. Our AmeriCorps members spend their days with community members and volunteers conducting nutrition/cooking education, distributing food, helping residents grow their own food, and promoting exercise. The Power of We Consortium focuses on two goals to increase food security and reduce obesity and related chronic disease for Ingham County (Lansing) residents:

1) adult and youth nutrition education

2) food donation, gardening, and referrals

Many of our positions involve an interest/knowledge of gardening/farming to increase food security and reduce rate of obesity in Lansing MI residents. For details on the 8 specific positions available visit our website at: http://powerofwe.org/americorps/americorps-state/position-openings/

To learn more about the Power of We Consortium visit powerofwe.org or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pwcamericorps

All members serve October 6, 2015 – September 30, 2016. Full time members serve 1700 hours, receive a living allowance of $12,530, health, dental and vison coverage, childcare if eligible, and receive student loan forbearance for qualified loans. Upon successful completion of service an education award in the amount of $5,645 will be issued. Half time members receive a living stipend of $6,400, loan forbearance for qualitied student loans and receive and education award of $2,865 upon successful completion of service. Candidates must be 18 years or older and provide documentation that they can legally work in the United States.  We are looking for individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences.  All positions are in Lansing, MI.

Candidates may apply for multiple positions. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and what positions they’re applying for to Power of We Consortium AmeriCorps Program Director, Andrea Villanueva at avillanueva@ingham.org no later than August 3,  2015 @ 5pm.

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