Do you enjoy helping your neighbors and serving your community? Maybe you enjoy being outdoors? In Washington County, Healthy Acadia is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Northern New England to offer 10-week, full-time Summer Associate VISTA service positions. Partnering with the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Healthy Acadia will also host a full-time, 12-month VISTA position. Both service programs offer opportunities to assist Healthy Acadia with food rescue efforts through the Downeast Gleaning Initiative and to support other food security programming in Washington County.

AmeriCorps Summer VISTA Associates serve ten-week terms over the summer months for organizations working to support increased food distribution to families in need. Associates will receive a stipend of $513 bi-weekly and an education award valued at $1,300 that may be used towards furthering education or receive a $345 cash payout upon successful completion of the term. 

The service member selected for the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry 12-month VISTA position will support food security efforts including volunteer recruitment and management, working with various community partners and fundraising. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry VISTAs receive a stipend of $954/month and an education award valued at $6,095 that may be used towards furthering their education or receive a $1,800 cash payout upon successful completion of the term.

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