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PRI Health Corps Member

PRI Health Corps
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Assist PRI staff in designing, building and sustaining three community gardens.

Work with PRI nutritional experts.

Help develop and be actively involved in a PRI Health Corps social media platforms.

Service Activities

Depending on season, garden activities will vary and include construction, preparation, planting, garden maintaining, and harvesting and distributing garden produce. In addition, activities include bed preparation, planting, weeding, mulching, watering, pruning and general garden cleanup.

Health Corps members will implement an integrated healthy eating program for participants at the the garden sites and include guest speakers, meal preparation, a field trip to a local grocery store to learn about budgets and other related activities.

Help develop social media platforms (webpage, FB page, Instagram) to advance principles and tenets of wellness and healthy eating.

Community Need Addressed

Twelve full-time AmeriCorps members will promote a farm to table approach to under-resourced/served populations such as Veterans, the legally blind, and college students.

PRI Health Corps will develop and maintain community gardens with related aims of harvesting and distributing fresh vegetables, while teaching under-resourced adults and youth the fundamentals of healthy living.

Position Outcomes

Project outcomes include a positive change in behavior toward wellness and exposure to the benefit of gardening as a life skill. This program will also expose Health Corps and service recipients to public health networks of care and career opportunities.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Health coverage, Living allowance

Those members serving 1700 hours in a service year will be eligible for a Siegal Educational Award. Those members serving 900 hours in a service year will be eligible for a partial Siegal Educational Award. Child care/health insurance for those who need and qualify for it.

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

Members are highly encouraged to enroll in certification courses that relate to our public health corps mission.

Skills you will gain

Members will learn many things related to garden development, building and management, as well as skills used for designing and creating a hybrid continuing education course for the community.

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Higher Education Institution
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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