What is an AmeriCorps member?
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, and fighting poverty. Members commit to a fixed term of service and receive a living allowance and end of service education award.
What are the benefits?
- $7000 Living Stipend, divided and paid weekly (est $156.00)
- $3097.50 Segal Education Award (upon completion of 900 hours of service)
- Student Loan Forbearance
- Mileage Reimbursement
- Professional Development opportunities
What are the opportunities at Farm Fresh RI?
Youth Culinary AmeriCorps
Farm Fresh Rhode Island seeks an outgoing and energetic part-time AmeriCorps member with demonstrated initiative, existing cooking knowledge, and a passion for mentoring youth to support Farm Fresh RI’s Harvest Kitchen program. Harvest Kitchen is a 15-week culinary and job-readiness training program for youth ages 16-20 involved with the RI Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF). The youth create a line of high quality preserved foods using ingredients sourced from local farms, while building a stable foundation to maintain employment beyond their time with Harvest Kitchen. This position offers a unique opportunity to support existing trainees through curriculum enhancement, one on one mentorship, and providing referrals to support youth trainees to additional programs beyond Harvest Kitchen services. This position starts January 2020. Apply online — deadline is December 14, 2019.
Farm to School AmeriCorps
The Farm to School AmeriCorps member will work with our Farm to School team to implement program activities across Rhode Island. They will research, design and pilot local food and nutrition education activities alongside staff and volunteers. As the Farm to School AmeriCorps member, you will ensure our Nutrition Education department works with community institutions and the public school system to extend greater access to healthy locally grown food across populations. This includes supporting school garden programs, in-school and after-school food and nutrition education program series, and local fresh fruit and vegetable cafeteria taste tests. Being an enthusiastic healthy food advocate is a must, and an understanding of growing and garden practices is preferred but not required. This position starts January 2020. Apply online — deadline is December 14, 2019.
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment for all employees. We encourage enquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our organization. Farm Fresh RI does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment or programming. Farm Fresh Rhode Island is an Equal Opportunity Provider.