Join The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps’ Food and Farm Program as the 2018 Nutrition Project Lead!
The Food & Farm Program provides young people with employment and service opportunities in the Health Care Share, a weekly prescription of fresh fruits and vegetables for families experiencing food insecurity. We work at the junction of youth development and food access, where public health, education and sustainable agriculture intersect. The Nutrition Project Lead is responsible for creating an environment that fosters creativity, learning, experimentation, and confidence among the youth and young adults who grow, cook, eat, and share food the farm. This Project Lead models the connection between our vegetable fields and the kitchen, the food we grow and the nutrition it provides us, and the preventative, lasting health fresh food brings to families.
With help from program staff, this position will deliver VYCC’s Food and Finance curriculum to youth Farm Crews, develop and teach daily cooking and nutrition workshops, enhance nutrition education provided to Health Care Share families and host large community meals at our headquarters in Richmond, Vermont. A successful candidate will provide youth and young adults with a culinary experience that introduces them to the basics of cooking, the importance of healthy eating and lifestyle, and the power food has in uniting people from diverse backgrounds, to create strong and healthy communities.
This is an AmeriCorps position. All Members receive a weekly living allowance, farm fresh food, and earn a Segal Education Award at the completion of service. Limited housing is available; please inquire to learn more.
To apply, please complete an application here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=77947&fromSearch=true