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Local Food Ambassador

Civic Works

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Opportunity summary

Term length

9/11/2024 - 7/1/2025

Application window

5/31/2024 - 6/15/2024

Location

Baltimore, Maryland

Hourly pay equivalent

$15.00

Project summary

Engage recent Maryland High School graduates in advancing a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector.

Opportunity description

Actively participate in food distribution in the community, and food production activities at Civic Works' urban farm such as planting and crop maintenance. Engage with organizations, community members and volunteers to increase awareness of Civic Works urban agriculture programs and sustainable farming practices. Collaborate with program staff to plan for the upcoming growing season and educational programming, including curriculum development, volunteer recruitment and event planning.

Benefits

  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Long and short term disability
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off

Requirements and qualifications

Requirements

A Maryland State High School graduate and have graduated within the past 3 years. Must be and remain drug free during the term. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and experience driving in Baltimore.

Preferred qualifications

Strong interest in food systems, farming, nutrition, public health, and/or the environment. Willingness to serve in all types of weather conditions: (rain, heat, wind, and cold). Willingness to learn, teach, and share with fellow members and community.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Urban agriculture
  • Environmental justice
  • Climate smart agriculture and sustainable farming
  • Environmental education and training

Work environment

  • Urban
  • Traveling
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor