NOW HIRING! Garden and Food Security Engagement Intern
This position will change throughout the year, moving outside to the UMA Bangor Campus Community Garden & Labyrinth as it gets warmer, and moving inside to support food security efforts on the UMA Bangor Campus as it gets colder. This is an active position for someone dedicated to civic engagement and community service for food security.
Gardening knowledge and experience are NOT required for this position, but you MUST be willing to literally get your hands dirty in the garden, and be game to try (and sometimes fail) to make the garden and garden community grow.
Food security event organizing knowledge and experience are NOT required for this position, but you MUST be willing to figuratively get your hands dirty to try and make good things happen on our campus (and online, depending).
Help oversee the Bangor Campus Community Garden & Labyrinth
- Support the garden season (planning, planting, weeding, harvesting, upkeep)
- Serve as President or Vice President of the Garden Club, recruit members for activities
- Support organization of garden activities and events (development, publicity, implementation, clean-up)
- Recruit and oversee volunteers, and be a welcoming presence
- Maintain records of volunteers, activity participants, harvest, and donations
- The majority of this work is between April and October, with some activity in the winter and early spring months
Support the Food Security Coalition
- Support live and online events (development, publicity, implementation, and clean-up)
- Recruit participants and be a welcoming presence
- Maintain records of events and participants
- Support student outreach on food security issues
- Support Rock the Truck events with the Good Shepherd Mobile Food Pantry’s visits to the Bangor Campus
- Work in the Food for Thought Food Pantry as needed
- The majority of this work is between October and March, with some activity in the late spring and early fall months.