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Gleaning Specialist VISTA – UpRoot Colorado

Gleaning Specialist VISTA – UpRoot Colorado

Member Duties : UpRoot is excited to welcome a Gleaning Specialist VISTA to expand and build capacity within the gleaning program along the Western Slope. The AmeriCorps member in this role will recruit new partners and volunteers locally to support the gleaning efforts. The member will be tasked with expanding the program into Mesa County by recruiting new partners such as farmers and hunger relief agencies, and volunteers; coordinating local gleaning events and food distribution; develop materials to increase capacity and effectiveness, such as a gleaning toolkit, volunteer management materials, and a data collection system. The member will also represent UpRoot at convenings with state and nationwide partnerships, and will build organization capacity through fundraising efforts such as grant research.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend .