2024-2025 Food Education Service Member
FoodCorps partners with schools and communities to nourish kids, health, education, and sense of belonging so that every child, in every school, experiences the joy and power of food. Our AmeriCorps members serve alongside educators and school nutrition leaders to provide kids with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Building on this direct service, FoodCorps advocates for policy change, grows networks, and develops leaders in service of every kid?s health and wellbeing. Our goal is that by 2030, every child will have access to food education and nourishing food in school!
What We're Looking For
- Commitment to building a healthier future for school children
- Demonstrated leadership aptitude and effective communication skills
- Motivation and commitment to serve full-time directly in a community
- Self determination in the face of challenges and solutions-oriented creativity
- Respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background
- Display a growth mindset by willing to grow through coaching and implementation of feedback
- Knowledge of the culture, history, and/or language of the communities we serve
- Desire to gain hands-on experience in food education
What You'll Do
Our AmeriCorps members work alongside educators to provide kids in K-8 schools with food education and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child. Although they do this in a variety of ways depending on local partner goals, below are the foundational activities that all Food Education members complete:
- Teach hands-on food education and lead taste tests to nourish student's sense of excitement
about eating fruits and vegetables and trying new foods.
- Grow nourishing food with students, teachers, and families to create dynamic educational
gardens where kids can get their hands dirty while learning about food.
- Build a school-wide movement around nourishing food by building strong, collaborative
relationships with teachers, families, and school administrators.
- Participate in FoodCorps training around teaching, gardening, family engagement, and
anti-racism in service.
- Complete FoodCorps reporting and evaluation to help us measure local and national impact
and improve programming.
- Publicize FoodCorps-related projects and success stories through press engagements, blog
writing, social media posts, newsletters, etc.
- Collaborate with community partners to raise money to support local
- FoodCorps-related projects (when allowable).
Where You'll Serve
FoodCorps offers service positions in multiple states, including communities throughout AR, CA, CT, DC Metro Area, GA, IA, KY, MD, ME, MA, MI, MO, MS, NJ, NM, OR and RI. To see our local Service Sites, visit: https://foodcorps.org/apply/where-youll-serve/.
In order to successfully complete your term of service, you must, at a minimum, serve 1,700 allowable hours. The service duration is August 5, 2024 - July 4, 2025.
FoodCorps service members report to the designated supervisor at their service site. FoodCorps state and national staff provide additional guidance and oversight.
Service members are expected to abide by rules of conduct set forth in their member contract and will be evaluated for performance twice during the term: at the midpointand end of service. Performance is evaluated based on progress toward achieving goals set forth in your unique service plan as well as general professional conduct in the service environment. Service members who break the rules of conduct may be suspended and/or terminated at any time.
All FoodCorps service members must pass a three-part background check to be eligible for service,
How To Apply
Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration