Friday, May 10, 2013

We're Hiring: Join Lettuce Link as an AmeriCorps Member!

Are you passionate about farming, food security, and garden education? Come join the Lettuce Link team through the Apple Corps AmeriCorps position. 

Apply through the AmeriCorps website.

Dates of Service
September 1, 2013 – July 15, 2014

Position Description 
Help Lettuce Link expand the availability of fresh, locally grown produce in food banks by developing systems and support that enable more community members to participate at our urban farms in meaningful and relevant ways.

Promote food security and gardening through outreach events in the community and local schools, food banks and working at our urban farms. Typical job duties include: 
  • Farming organically at Marra Farm and the Seattle Community Farm, leading volunteer work parties, and coordinating neighborhood volunteers 
  • Teaching elementary school-aged children about nutrition and gardening at the farms 
  • Assisting limited-income Seattle residents grow their own food by distributing seeds, plant starts and gardening and nutrition information at food banks 
  • Serving with community volunteers and donors to increase funding and in-kind donations to promote the sustainability of Lettuce Link
  • Writing blog posts, using other social media, and tabling at outreach events 
  • Documenting work and tracking data 

Desired qualifications
  • Interest in food justice 
  • Knowledge of gardening, community outreach and/or teaching 
  • The ability to interact well with people from various cultures, ethnicities and races and a commitment to challenge institutional racism 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, and including speaking in front of groups 
  • Able to effectively function as a member of a team 
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft computer programs and internet research skills 
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills, and able to multi-task and work under pressure 
  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education, volunteer, and work experience that demonstrates ability to perform position duties 
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Vietnamese, Cantonese or other foreign language spoken by recent immigrants to Seattle highly desirable, but not required 
  • Reliable transportation preferred 


  • Driver’s license 
  • Physically able to work outdoors in all weather 
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds, reach, bend, push, pull, walk up to ½ mile, squat, and kneel 


  • Modest living allowance, health care, and childcare 
  • Bus pass or mileage reimbursement 
  • Education award upon successful completion of service 
  • Fresh, seasonal vegetables 

Applications are accepted until June 3, 2013. Apply today to join Lettuce Link!

For a list of all available Apple Corps positions, go the AmeriCorps search page, and under "Program Name" enter "Apple Corps." 

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