ALT believes in a holistic approach to sustainable development that addresses environmental, economic and community needs.Affordable housing program: ALT provides affordable housing for residents of Athens-Clarke County. Our goal is to help people buy homes so that they aren’t forced to rent their entire lives. Land Conservation Program: ALT works with landowners to protect forests, river and stream corridors, wetlands and other ecologically rich areas, working farmland, and scenic areas in and surrounding Athens-Clarke County. Protecting natural areas sustains critical ecosystem products such as clean air and water, wildlife habitat, biodiversity, water supply and productive soils. Community Agriculture Program: The Community Agriculture Program strives to support Athens Land Trust’s commitment to neighborhood revitalization by developing a sustainable local food system in some of Athens most food insecure communities, strengthening the local economy and building unity and wellness at the community level. The Community Agriculture Program accomplishes this through its Food Justice and Economic Development programs. Our programs work to promote food justice awareness; provide food insecure communities easy access to fresh, affordable natural foods; host education activities; support entrepreneur development; promotes sustainable agriculture and is dedicated to bringing communities in Athens together.
Member Duties : The VISTA will review and revise, if necessary, ALTs volunteer program policies and data tracking systems; research effective volunteer database options; develop a sustainable volunteer recruitment strategy, especially for residents of the neighborhoods we serve and where our gardens are located; develop an inventory control system; develop a system to recognize and retain volunteers; and train community agriculture program staff to utilize and update the volunteer database. The VISTA will also attend community outreach events and ALT events and prepare materials/make presentations when appropriate; develop a community partner/media contact spreadsheet with information on potential ways we might collaborate and receive press; develop and/or build upon partnerships with organizations whose missions are similar to/complement ALT's; and identify members of the community who will take ownership of certain facets of volunteer coordination and/or outreach. Program
Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Stipend, Health Coverage*, Training, Relocation Allowance.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours, Permits attendance at school during off hours, Car recommended.
Closes: 04/03/2017 or earlier