Week-end Program Volunteer

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NEW HAVEN FARMS INC

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About New Haven Farms

New Haven Farms’ nonprofit charitable mission is to promote health and community development through urban agriculture. We transform vacant urban land into vibrant and productive organic farms. Our Farm Manager and volunteer corps cultivate urban farms, and our harvest is made accessible to low-income families who struggle with diet-​related chronic diseases and food insecurity. Farm members receive produce baskets combined with farm education, cooking demonstrations, and nutrition education on a weekly basis. For more information about New Haven Farms, visit newhavenfarmsct.org .


Position Description:

Our new Saturday Program is an extension to our weekday Farm-Based Wellness Program. We will be offering an hour of exercise and an hour of nutrition education & cooking to community members and participants making up a weekday class. The Week-end program volunteer has the opportunity to help our program manager with the overall workflow of the event as well as directly assist our cooking instructor with food prep.

By working in this position, volunteers will also help New Haven Farms collect data so that we can create more valuable programming for participants, and will create an environment that is welcoming to participants.


Activities:

  • Assist with meal and snack preparation and clean up for the Farm-Based Wellness Program
  • Assist with meal and snack distribution
  • Support Cooking and Nutrition Educator by reviewing program participant food journals
  • Provide various program tasks, as needed

Preferred qualifications:

  • Investment in farm-based wellness as means to reduce risk of chronic disease
  • Ability to work with diverse populations, including youth and adults
  • Reliable

Time commitment:

Our Week-end Program volunteer should be available Saturday mornings from 8:30-12:30 from June to mid- September to help with the set up and break down of the event.

Site:

Volunteers will meet a member of our program staff at our Saturday Program site which is located at 613 Ferry St, New Haven, CT, 06513


Supervision:

A member of New Haven Farms’ program staff and Community Health Ambassadors will work with volunteers and oversee all activities.


Benefits and support:

New Haven Farms will provide supervision and all necessary supplies. This position provides volunteers with experience in recording medical statistics and in hospitality. It is also an opportunity to build community within New Haven.

Volunteers will be welcome to have meals along with program participants when meals are served.


To volunteer:

Fill out the volunteer intake form on our website and our volunteer coordinator will follow up with you. You may also direct any questions to Haley Goldblatt at volunteercoordinator@newhavenfarmsct.org .





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WHEN

Sat Jun 08, 2019 - Mon Sep 30, 2019

WHERE

15 James StreetNew Haven, CT 06511

(41.3178,-72.9308)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training

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