Keep Greenville County Beautiful is searching for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve in a year-long position as a community garden fellow and be a part of the larger Keep America Beautiful VISTA '20-21 cohort!
According to the Corporation for National & Community Service, "AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to meet our nation’s most pressing challenges and advance local solutions."
As a community garden fellow with Keep Greenville County Beautiful, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will be working with Greenville community members to establish new community gardens and maintain existing gardens in Greenville County. They will develop and strengthen partnerships with local governmental and nonprofit organizations to assist garden creation and maintenance, maintain and grow a volunteer network, and develop curriculum and advertising material for the community garden program. Their ultimate goal will be to improve access to nutritious, decrease food insecurity for individuals and families living in poverty in Greenville County.