board@tnfarmersmarkets.org

TAFM, in partnership with the Appalachian Resource Conservation & Development Council, Volunteer Tennessee, and AmeriCorps is happy to announce a new AmeriCorps member position.

This new member will be part of the AppalCorps, a Tennessee-specific team designed to build healthy futures through education and training opportunities, while supporting local food systems, food sovereignty, and food access. According to Feeding America, 1 in 8 people and 1 in 6 children in Tennessee face hunger. 905,090 people, 8.5% of the population, have inadequate access to food in our state. These initiatives hope to improve food sovereignty in our state. Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve through 21,000+ schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. 

This AmeriCorps Service Member will be serving 12 months as Membership & Outreach Coordinator. Please see the attached document for more detailed information about this project’s goals. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone who is civic-minded, goal-driven, and in need of professional experience. 

The AmeriCorps member will receive a monthly living allowance, a child care stipend, student loan forbearance for the duration of the term, and a Segal Education Award once the term is completed. The Segal Education Award allows the member to pay off existing student loans or can be used towards continuing education. 

TAFM is now accepting resumes. If you are interested in making a difference in your community and would like to learn more about becoming an AmeriCorps please contact board@tnfarmersmarkets.org

Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving Tennessee. The mission of ARCD is to conserve natural resources and improve rural economies through community leadership and enhanced educational opportunities. For more information on AppalCorps, ARCD, and its additional programming, please visit arcd.org.