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Job Detail: Food and Nutrition Lead


We, the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, believe young people change the world. VYCC Crew Members (15-26 year olds) and Crew Leaders (19+ year olds) join VYCC for a challenging experience, practical and hands-on work, personal growth, and deep connection to the natural world by working on farm and conservation crews across the state. Through this work, it’s VYCC’s mission to teach young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community, and one another.

Position Responsibilities: 

VYCC’s Food and Farm Program is a dynamic youth development and food security initiative. It engages young people in sustainable farming to improve access to healthy foods in Vermont communities. The Food and Farm Program grows produce and poultry for the VYCC Health Care Share, a public health project connecting Vermont families who are unable to access fresh food and/or suffer from diet related diseases with a weekly CSA share distributed at their health center. Additionally, Food and Farm Crew Members receive a share of the vegetables grown and engage in cooking projects on the farm that build their skills in healthy food preparation.

-Design and implement food and nutrition programming in collaboration with the
Food Education team
-Teach, supervise, and support food education (cooking and nutrition)
programing to youth and young adult participants with farm staff support.
-Lead program participants in the preparation of farm team snacks, lunches,
crew dinners and community dinners with farm staff support.
-Support the development and production of minimally-processed, prepared, and
other value added products from farm produce.
-Assist in the development, teaching and hosting of food and nutrition based
-Prepare programming logistics including but not limited to purchasing
groceries, preparing ingredients, and cleaning, as necessary.
-Maintain a clean, safe, supportive and welcoming kitchen space.

Compensation and Benefits: 

Housing, weekly stipend, Segal Education Award, access to farm fresh

To Apply: 

To apply complete our online application, where we will ask you to attach a cover letter, resume and three (3) references.


About the job

Location Richmond, VT
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 22 January 2020

About the company

Company name Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
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