Farm Fresh Rhode Island is a nonprofit with a mission to grow a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters. Our vision is a New England abundant with diverse family farms and fertile soils, with locally and honestly produced foods and flavors at the heart of every dinner table.
Farm Fresh operates a wide range of marketplace programs (retail, wholesale, processing) that engage and connect tens of thousands of RI, MA and CT eaters with thousands of RI, MA and CT farmers. Since its founding in 2004, has grown briskly to capture the public interest in locally grown food and translate it into sales for RI farmers and producers. Strongly mission-driven, Farm Fresh has implemented a variety of programs to enhance the local food system in our region, with particular attention to farm viability and low-income access to fresh food.
Our office and Packhouse are currently housed in the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI, but will soon put down roots in the Valley Neighborhood of Providence. Farm Fresh Rhode Island seeks an outgoing and energetic Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA with demonstrated initiative, strong organizational skills, and outstanding communication to increase Farm Fresh Rhode Island's volunteer capacity. As an integral part of Farm Fresh Rhode Island's team, this person is responsible for recruiting volunteers to provide support across the organization, developing strategies and procedures around volunteer recruitment and management, problem-solving and adopting best practices. This position offers a unique opportunity to learn about community engagement practices while working alongside a fun team of coworkers at Farm Fresh Rhode Island, helping us to achieve our mission of farm vitality and food security! https://www.farmfreshri.org
Car recommended . Service Areas :
Health , Community and Economic Development , Hunger , Children/Youth , Community Outreach , Education , Environment . Skills :
Community Organization , Non-Profit Management , Leadership , Public Speaking , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Communications .