Hiring: AmeriCorps Service Member Position with TerraCorps & The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
AmeriCorps Service Member Position with TerraCorps & The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
TerraCorps cultivates an ecosystem of people and organizations that center community land ownership, access, and stewardship to support a diversity of interests that benefit human health and environmental sustainability. We value the power of local nonprofits to best understand and serve their communities. Our goal is to help them succeed by providing them access to the AmeriCorps national service model to build organizational capacity.
TerraCorps partners with a network of 40+ nonprofits in Massachusetts and Rhode Island focused on community needs related to local land conservation and sustainable agriculture. These partners act as service sites for a new cohort of up to 60 AmeriCorps service members annually. Service members are paired with a site supervisor who provides guidance and mentorship while they learn to manage community programs and projects over an 11-month, 1700-hour service term.
Cultivating for Community is interviewing candidates for a Sustainable Agriculture Coordinator (SAC). The SAC will engage with the Education and Community Coordinator to manage volunteers on community service projects, educate or train individuals in environmental stewardship or environmentally conscious practices, and complete three capacity building projects. Potential projects include:
• Lead Family Farm Days with Kestrel Land Trust where the member will teach the participants about soil, plants, and the environment while engaging in a volunteering activity.
• Co-organize and lead a workshop at The Food Bank’s first Youth Summit where The Food Bank will engage community partners and educators by hosting workshops on nutrition, food security, food equity, and sustainable agriculture to enrich student curricula and resources in schools.
• Plant a sustainable fruit garden where the member will organize, plan, and execute a sustainable fruit garden with yields donated to local food pantries to encourage healthy eating for children.
TerraCorps members receive a biweekly living allowance. This position is Monday – Friday with alternating Saturday shifts during the growing season. Applications for this position must be submitted via the TerraCorps online application. The position description for the Cultivating for Community’s Sustainable Agriculture position can be found at terracorps.org/available-member-positions. For more information about The Food Bank Farm, Food Bank Farms | The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts (foodbankwma.org)