Thursday, March 03, 2011

FoodCorps Seeks Volunteers in New Mexico

Vanessa Apodaca
FoodCorps is seeking young men and women interested in food, agriculture, community organizing, education, health, and public service to serve in the first class of FoodCorps Members. FoodCorps’ inaugural term of service starts on August 15, 2011 and ends August 14, 2012.

New Mexico is one of 10 states participating in the national program. Our state program is managed by the University of New Mexico Office of Community Learning and Public Service (in partnership with Office of the Vice President for Community Health UNM-HSC, UNM Research Service Learning Program)

There will be a maximum of 10 volunteers selected for New Mexico, assigned to service sites around the state.  They include Lobo Gardens Initiative and the AgriCultura Network (Bernalillo County), La Semilla Food Center (Doña Ana County), Connections Inc. and the Five Boys & Girls Clubs of Gallup in partnership with tribal Clubs in Tohatchi and Crownpoint (McKinley County), Kewa Pueblo in partnership with John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (Sandoval County), The Farm to Table and School to Table (Santa Fe County), Tierra Lucero (Taos County) 

Learn More about the Sites
Number of Service Positions with the primary focus of: 
• Building and tending school gardens: 5
• Facilitating sourcing and purchasing for local schools: 1
• Teaching kids about food and nutrition: 4

FoodCorps values diversity of background, experience, and opinion. We welcome applications (deadline April 10) from anyone who:
  • Will be 18 years or older at the start of service (August 15,   2011)
  • Is a legal resident of the United States
  • Holds a high school degree or GED
Click here to Apply
(Deadline is April 10)

Contact for FoodCorps in New Mexico: Vanessa Apodaca 
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