Are you a leader passionate about healthy food, farms and kids?
Then we want you to be a FoodCorps Service Member!
FoodCorps recruits talented leaders for a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in high-obesity, limited-resource communities.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
FoodCorps service members implement a three ingredient recipe for healthy kids:
§ TEACH children about food and nutrition
§ GROW healthy food with kids and communities in school gardens
§ CHANGE what’s for lunch by connecting farms and schools
WHERE YOU’LL SERVE
As a service member, you will be placed with one service site for your year-long term. Service sites operate under ten host sites, each of which is located in a different state: Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina and Oregon. Pending funding, FoodCorps will expand into Connecticut and Montana for the 2012-2013 service term.
WHAT YOU’LL GET
For your year of full-time service, you are eligible to receive the following benefits:
§ A $15,000 living allowance
§ A $5,550 AmeriCorps Segal Education Award
§ Student loan forbearance
§ Health insurance
§ Partial childcare reimbursements
§ Training and mentorship
§ Alumni network
§ The experience of a lifetime
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
To be considered for a FoodCorps service member position, you must:
§ Be 18 years or older by the start of service (August 13, 2012)
§ Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
§ Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
The 2012-2013 Service Member Application is now open. The application will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Sunday, March 25, 2012. We recommend that you submit your application prior to the deadline to avoid any technical difficulties. Once the application closes we will NOT accept late applications.
Before beginning your application, please make sure you have read through all of the sections linked to from this page, including the application instructions, APPLICANT FAQs, and WHERE YOU’LL SERVE. If you have additional questions please contact Simone Herbin at firstname.lastname@example.org.