Umpqua Valley Farm to School is hiring THREE AmeriCorps members! Two will be stationed in and around Roseburg, Oregon, and the third will be at Yoncalla Elementary School. Check out the position description and apply!

Katelyn Kammer

Serving in Roseburg, Oregon, the Farm to School Coordinator AmeriCorps Member will build upon the foundation of the 2019-2020 school garden program by continuing to collaborate with each school’s team to create a sustainable school garden plan. The Coordinator will provide weekly garden coordination at three elementary schools in Roseburg that have participated in the program. Service will focus on providing education and creating systems to improve attitudes and knowledge related to agriculture and healthy eating. United Communities AmeriCorps (UCA) engages members in meaningful service to meet critical needs in SW Oregon. UCA projects improve access to community programs in project focus areas of Education, Economic Opportunity, Healthy Futures, and Environmental Stewardship. Members engage clients in their dedicated service project, and then use their experience to recruit, retain, and support community volunteers. Members serve full-time for 11 months, totaling 1,700 hours for the term of service. Our positions have benefits (education award, monthly stipend, training opportunities, etc). For more information and position descriptions, visit: Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis as qualified candidates are identified. Selection may be made prior to the application deadline. Early application is strongly encouraged.



Member Duties : Partner with staff, local experts, community partners to research, design and develop a garden on school grounds. Establish a system for food production to help supplement the school lunch program. Assist in the design and maintenance of the school gardens and outdoor classroom space. Data collection and reporting project activities and outcomes. Collaborate with school administrators and teachers to integrate environmental issues, wellness, and garden activities into school events and curriculum. Plan and lead weekly school garden activities integrating agriculture and healthy living skills. Coordinate community events and field trips. Assist in the implementation of a long-term plan for garden education curriculum and volunteer program management specific to each school’s aim with the garden. Collaborate with school nutrition staff to get produce from the garden and local farms into school meals. Identify and train school garden champions at each school.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Site offered support ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible .
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Tribal ,  Health ,  Hunger ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Environment ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth .
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Environment ,  Recruitment ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,