The application to be a FoodCorps service member is now open through March 31st! If you are looking for a position in which you can serve your community, help kids get excited about vegetables, learn new skills, and become part of a network of food changemakers around the country, then this opportunity is for you:
FoodCorps is a nationwide team of Americorps leaders that connects kids to real food and helps them grow up healthy. FoodCorps places motivated individuals in limited-resource communities for a year of public service, where they conduct hands-on food education, build and tend school gardens, teach cooking lessons, and facilitate the procurement of high quality local food into public school cafeterias. FoodCorps is currently in its fourth year of programming, with 11 month service terms running September through July.
FoodCorps Maine is hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and its partnership with local non-profit organizations throughout the state. In addition to spots in communities across Maine, we also have positions available in AR, AZ, CA, CT, DC, GA, HI, MA, MI, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NM, OR, and NYC pending funding.
In order to be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must:
• Be 18 years or older by the start of service (September 1, 2015).
• Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
• Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
For more information: www.foodcorps.org