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Campus Compact VISTA - Sharing Our Roots

Campus Compact


Opportunity summary

Term length

8/12/2024 - 8/11/2025

Application window

3/8/2024 - 6/23/2024


Northfield, Minnesota

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

The Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA program places AmeriCorps VISTA members with campus and community partners. During this year, members spend 35 hours per week on their host site’s campus to work on building systems and programs that support low-income college students and community members. The VISTA member works to build community capacity by enhancing or creating systems, structures, and resources.

Opportunity description

Sharing Our Roots supports land access for immigrant and emerging farmers and food security efforts in Rice County, MN. The VISTA Member will support the commons-based farmer cohort team with resource navigation and implementation of a volunteer management system in collaboration with Carleton College and community partners. This position is based primarily on a 100-acre farm in Northfield and the Carleton College campus during student breaks.


  • Education benefit
  • Healthcare
  • Child care
  • Relocation expenses
  • Federal non competitive hiring authority
  • $500/monthly Housing support paid directly to landlord

Requirements and qualifications


BA/BS or equivalent experience. U.S. citizen, national, DACA status, or legal permanent resident. Must be able to complete a federal background check.

Preferred qualifications

Experience in grassroots organizing. Technical knowledge of volunteer management applications. Understanding of basic principles of regenerative agriculture. Bilingual in Spanish or Swahili.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Climate smart agriculture and sustainable farming
  • Community gardens
  • Volunteer recruitment and management

Work environment

  • Individual placement
  • Rural
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor