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Americorps Volunteer Position: Sustainable Agriculture EducatorsThis AmeriCorps positions support our mission to help launch a new generation of farmers. Sustainable Agriculture Participatory Educators will provide service at the heart of Viva Farms by providing education and technical assistance with organic crop production, post harvest support, and assisting with sales and distribution of farmer produce is essential for our start-up farm enterprises.
AmeriCorps members will serve hands-on at the farm and with the Viva’s diverse base of start-up farmers. These positions will assist the farm manager in caring for and managing equipment and facilities, helping farmers maintain organic certification records, and helping monitor crops and soil health. The Sustainable Agriculture Participatory Educators will recruit, coordinate, and train volunteers for Viva Farms, including groups from schools, and from partner organizations: Washington State University Extension, Skagit Valley College and Growing Veterans, a nonprofit that helps veterans launch careers in organic agriculture. AmeriCorps members will help to promote Viva Farms’ mission by writing and distributing a quarterly e-newsletter, featuring stories from the farm, volunteer opportunities and activities, and general updates about the AmeriCorps project. AmeriCorps members will help develop systems and best practice guidelines for all of the AmeriCorps projects that will be new at Viva Farms. These include: the volunteer program, assisting with Organic Certification record keeping, and creating monthly e-newsletters.
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Farm Stand Seasonal Employees
Seeking dedicated individuals to help staff the Viva Farms Hwy 20 farm stand and produce operations! Seasonal (ends in October). Hours are 2-8pm, Wed-Sun. Reports to the produce manager and is responsible for providing excellent customer service while assisting customers in person . Also includes produce stocking and management. This is an outdoor position (open air market); applicant must enjoy working outdoors. Depending on the skills of the candidate, other duties may include packing orders in the warehouse, driving a delivery van, farm labor and some office admin. Please provide some information on your other skills, driving history and comfort level driving a delivery van on an urban Seattle route. What we're looking for in a candidate: Ideally experience with produce management, stocking or otherwise. Customer service, cashiering or other transferable skills like restaurant serving. Or an outgoing attitude, strong dedication to our mission and desire to learn the produce industry.
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