Join us as we improve access to fresh, locally grown food in an up-and-coming Appalachian city. Grow Ohio Valley is looking for passionate candidates to help promote sustainable urban farming, proper nutrition, and equitable distribution of fresh foods in our community. Play a key role in a variety of educational programs, including school gardens, cooking classes, farmers market activities, college alternative breaks, and more. Become a part of our AmeriCorps team, together we can grow a healthier future!
Project Worm is a vermicomposting program developed by in partnership with Northwood Health Systems--a nonprofit serving clients with developmental disabilities--beginning its 3rd season in April of 2019. Through this 6-month program Project Worm volunteers learn new skills and form new relationships within their community. Volunteers collect food waste from local organizations and business, feed it to vermicomposting worms, and providing access to the community with the resulting worm casting fertilizer.
The Project Worm coordinator would responsible for organizing activities of Project Worm volunteers during the year with about 5-9 hours of programming scheduled each week from April-September. Volunteer activities include composting and vermicomposting, sifting worm castings, setting up a biweekly farmers market stand for Project Worm products, applying “worm tea” to Grow OV farm sites, helping to pack GOV CSA shares, traveling to local schools to give vermicomposting presentations, learning and practicing gardening skills, learning and practicing cooking skills, and arts & crafts.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Student loan forbearance
● A modest living allowance up to $13,732 for a full year of service
● An educational award to help you pay for college
● Possible forbearance of qualified student loans
● Childcare benefits for qualified individuals
● Delicious locally grown food
● Low-cost housing available
High School Graduate
Subject to criminal background check
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