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AARP Oregon Anti-Hunger Initiative: Become an AmeriCorps VISTA

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Would you like to help struggling older adults put healthy food on their tables in Oregon? In partnership with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, AARP Foundation is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to work out of the AARP Oregon office in Clackamas. This is a one-year, full-time position beginning November 2014.

The position entails:

Convening community leaders to identify SNAP barriers and develop a comprehensive plan to improve access in local Oregon communities.

Recruit, manage, and train community volunteers to conduct information sharing and to develop SNAP program materials and application assistance materials along with related trainings for community-based organizations.

Improve access to nutritious food options by enhancing awareness of the availability to use SNAP benefits at farmers' markets; support local, community gardening and agriculture efforts; and provide nutrition education information and opportunities for low-income community members.

This position requires travel within Oregon and possibly some night and weekend meetings.

For the position description and how to apply, go to  2014 AARP VISTA Job Description_OREGON 8 19 2014.

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