Wesley Life Hydroponic Farm Program Devleoper in Iowa

  • Full Time
  • Iowa
  • Full Time USD / Year
  • Applications have closed

WesleyLife is building a vertical hydroponic farm adjacent to Drake University as a part of our new Meals on Wheels campus. This farm will produce 20,000 pounds of fresh greens, with much of the day-to-day operations conducted by volunteers. These greens will be used for a variety of purposes including being served in our home delivered meals, at congregate meal sites, and at our Communities for Healthy Living. Our goal is to provide fresh and nutritious food to folks who are unable to access or afford it. The VISTA member will build capacity for the farm by developing a sustainable volunteer program to support day-to-day operations.

Member Duties : We are looking for someone who loves organizing and building community service opportunities to support fresh and local food systems. This VISTA member will work closely with our Head Grower and Volunteer Coordinator to build a sustainable volunteer program for our hydroponic farm through the following efforts: · Build human infrastructure through volunteer recruitment and management · Supervise and train volunteers · Develop training procedures (Training videos/guides, in-person training, etc) · Support/facilitate community partnerships · Engage community through outreach efforts

Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Relocation Allowance .

Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :
Veterans , Hunger , Health , Community Outreach .

Skills :
Recruitment , Youth Development , Writing/Editing , Teaching/Tutoring , Community Organization , Education , Communications , Computers/Technology , Team Work , Leadership , Public Speaking , General Skills .


Program Type:

AmeriCorps VISTA


Wesley Life Hydroponic Farm Program Devleoper

Program Start/End Date

10/23/2023 – 10/22/2024

Work Schedule

Full Time

Education level

High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement

Minimum: 18 Maximum: None

Program Locations


Accepting Applications

From 08/28/2023 To 10/15/2023


Aaron Thormodsen

944 18th St

Des Moines IA 50314




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