Serve with us as an AmeriCorps Member
AmeriCorps is the only federal agency tasked with elevating service and volunteerism in America. It provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to give their time and talent to strengthen communities across our country.
By bringing people together to serve communities, AmeriCorps is making service to others an indispensable part of the American experience.
We Are Currently Hiring!
Our AmeriCorps members are absolutely essential in allowing us to support our community in the way that we do. Through service duties, members will contribute to and support the growth and production of produce to be donated to local food banks. Additionally, their service working alongside students and volunteers will support the spread of information of sustainable agriculture and nutrition education. Members tend to plants, help with weekly harvests, work at the summer farmers market, and facilitate lessons given to students and volunteers. As an AmeriCorps member, individuals receive a living allowance twice a month in addition to a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion of service hours. Individuals 17 and older are able to serve with AmeriCorps.
We have full and part-time positions available that typically have fall and spring start dates, with some flexibility.
Primary duties include:
Learn and apply innovative high desert farming techniques including infrastructure development, installation & maintenance as related to member service
Maintain diverse crops through pruning, harvesting, and cultivation
Prepare site for plantings and crop production
Assist and train volunteers to aid in production
Develop strategies to maximize time efficiency and production.
Secondary responsibilities may include:
Serve as a host for visitors and student groups, leading tours and answering questions
Engage youth field trips and student groups in hands on activities
Successfully complete all required trainings
Recruit, manage and train volunteers to support programs and events as appropriate (e.g. school garden communities)
Collect and report program statistics
Participate in daily AmeriCorps team meetings
Serve in collaborative programs and events at other approved AmeriCorps Host Sites
We are currently hiring!
Find the job posting here. *Note: no college degree is required.
To apply email Will.firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and cover letter.
If you have any questions about serving as an AmeriCorps member with TGP, email Site Manager, Will Pierz at email@example.com
Find out more about AmeriCorps here.