New Roots Program Support Intern
Charlottesville (United States of America)
Background:New Roots Charlottesville supports refugee food security and aids in their transition to the community through gardening, nutrition education, local food access initiatives, and small-scale farming.
Scope of Work: The New Roots Program Support Intern provides hands–on and administrative support to the New Roots Program including outreach, research, record keeping, marketing, events participation, and partnership assistance.
•Maintain and update detailed maps of each garden location
•Serve as an enumerator for New Roots participant surveys, food security surveys, and other data collection activities
•Assist current and future New Roots gardeners with the garden application process
•Communicate with New Roots gardeners and community volunteers
•Serve as a liaison to volunteers during community volunteer events
•Visit garden sites weekly to interact with gardeners, update community announcements boards, and monitor/report maintenance needs
•Support New Roots’ role in cultural orientation for Refugees and New Americans by adapting and implementing nutrition education and grocery store orientation programs (dependent on safety/COVID-19 guidelines)
•Assist with administrative tasks and program-wide evaluations as needed (including using the New Roots case management system)
•Record hours and submit a timesheet