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HandsOn VISTA - City of PHX Office of Environmental Programs

 Join the City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs to improve local food systems helping to ensure the availability of healthy food for underprivileged communities and eliminate food deserts! The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop and implement actions and policies that reduce hunger and food insecurity and increase health and economic prosperity of everyone in Phoenix but with a particular focus in underserved communities. We are looking for someone with education and/or experience in food system, health, nutrition, sustainability or environment, excellent communication and public speaking skills, self-motivated, and detail oriented. The VISTA member will enhance the OEP's ability to achieve the 2050 Local Food System Goal to maintain a healthy, sustainable, equitable, and thriving food system with healthy, affordable food available to everyone in Phoenix by developing informational materials and organizing events amongst other things.

 VISTA's who move over 50 miles qualify for a relocation allowance as well as a settling in allowance. All of our VISTA's receive a modest taxable living allowance of about $1,100/month (before taxes), federal loans qualify for forbearance. After the completion of one's year of service, they also qualify for an educational award valued at about $6,300, which can be used towards federal loans, or further education. To find out more about our benefits, please follow the following link :