Are you interested in helping us build a sustainable food future right here in Green Bay? Would you like to take part in a community-driven project to grow local, healthy food and improve lives through job training and education? We’re always looking for new volunteers at The Farmory in a variety of roles.
AmeriCorps VISTA at The Farmory
The Farmory utilizes Americorps VISTA volunteers in several capacities.
The Farmory is searching for our next great VISTA Members! We have two Year-long VISTA opportunities available for the August 19, 2019 – August 17, 2020 term.
To apply, please apply through AmeriCorps and send a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to Claire Thompson, email@example.com by Wednesday, June 26th. If you would like further information, please email or call Claire at 920-593-3708.
VISTA POSITION ONE: Farmory Educational Programming and Marketing Outreach Coordinator
Assignments will include: 1. Increase The Farmory’s community outreach by implementing educational programs at The Farmory and at community events. 2. In collaboration with other team members, create onsite educational opportunities that help our neighbors develop the skills they need to become more self-sufficient by raising more of their own food. 3. Coordinate volunteer resources of Education Committee and Marketing and Outreach Committees in order to strengthen service delivery.
Member Duties: The Farmory VISTA will represent the Farmory at community outreach events, organizing educational workshops, and coordinating and implementing fundraisers. The VISTA will conduct an assessment of current and future educational opportunities with educational partners and community collaborations. The VISTA position will connect closely with other staff and volunteers to stabilize communities and build personal and community assets in low- and moderate-income communities.
VISTA POSITION TWO: Farmory Farming and Volunteer Coordinator
Assignments will include: 1. Create and implement strategies to recruit the participation of people who are low to moderate income, traditionally marginalized, or under or unemployed to form alliances that will help further the development of The Farmory’s volunteer program as well as the mechanisms to sustain these partnerships. 2. In collaboration with other team members, recruit, train and coordinate volunteers for our aquaponics grow systems and our newly launched fish hatchery. 3. Create Standard Operating Procedures for our urban farm to train staff, volunteers, and service learning participants. 4. Mentor and coach service learning and volunteer participants to identify goals, continuously improve their work, and progress toward their self-identified objective of improved employment position, entrepreneurship opportunity, or other.
Member Duties : The Farmory VISTA will conduct activities for our urban aquaponics farm and fish hatchery, such as recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers in the operations of the farm, as well as implementing coaching and mentoring practices so that our volunteers reach their personal and professional milestones. The VISTA position will connect closely with other staff and volunteers to stabilize communities and build personal and community assets in low- and moderate-income communities.
Volunteer Positions we are currently looking to fill:
We are looking for two new volunteers to help with our West De Pere High School Aquaponics System** on Thursdays and Fridays and one volunteer to help with our Downtown Aquaponics System on Mondays.
Volunteer shift times are flexible
Daily tasks would include:
- Daily farming tasks: grooming plants, watering, turning soil, harvesting, planting, etc.
- Recording research and observations, suggesting changes
- Keeping the area clean/Putting materials back where they belong
- Working with a team to ensure health of whole “farm.”
If you are interested, please contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 593-3714.
**West De Pere System volunteers will need to complete an additional background check with the school district.**
Interested persons should download the Fillable Volunteer Information PDF and email the completed form to Allison Hellenbrand, Farmory Volunteer VISTA at email@example.com . Please feel free to call (920) 593-3714 with any questions. Site Address: 815 Chicago St., Green Bay, WI 54301. Mailing Address: 437 S. Jackson, Green Bay, WI 54301. Media inquiries or questions regarding donating can go to Claire Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.