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Community Garden VISTA (1) - Beaumont, TX

Company: Americorps
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Community Garden VISTA (1) - Beaumont, TX

Spindletop Center's mission is helping others help themselves by providing resources and supports to individuals in our community that have an IDD or MH diagnosis. We are looking for someone that has a strong desire to help our IDD individuals and their families to live a healthy lifestyle through eating healthy and staying active. This person will be responsible for developing, designing and helping us realize a community garden and designing an educational curriculum to supplement the garden as well. We offer a challenging and rewarding environment for the right candidate to develop their skills in horticulture, research, and networking in the community. The majority of consumers served by Spindletop are at or below the national poverty level and all program and activities are in line with improving anti-poverty outcomes. This is an excellent opportunity for professional and personal growth. Spindletop is located in the near-coastal town of Beaumont, TX that is full of community and culture. We are also 90 miles from the Houston/Galveston area and all that it has to offer as well as being only a short drive to Louisiana. Come experience what Spindletop has to offer. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Visit community gardens in surrounding areas and interview their staff to receive input regarding equipment needed to begin work on a community garden; Identify what tools and equipment will be needed to begin work on the garden after completing research.; Create a detailed spreadsheet identifying items needed and their cost; Research programs currently available; Consult with staff at local community gardens to receive input; Customize educational an educational program to be provided in a classroom setting for individuals with IDD. The program may include information regarding healthy living, healthy eating habits, the benefits from eating fresh fruits and vegetables and many other topics; Develop Policies and Procedures; Develop Presentation for Meetings with Community Members

Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Training , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance .

Terms :

Car recommended , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Environment , Neighborhood Revitalization , Hunger , Education , Entrepreneur/Business , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Health .

Skills :

Fund raising/Grant Writing , Trade/Construction , Communications , Public Health , Community Organization , Teaching/Tutoring , Environment , Fine Arts/Crafts , General Skills , Social Services , Team Work .

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Keywords: Americorps, Beaumont , Community Garden VISTA (1) - Beaumont, TX, Other , Beaumont, Texas

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