Eat Well Guide
Student Volunteer-Part Time
Fall Semester 2009
The Eat Well Guide is a free online directory of local and sustainable food sources. We are seeking student volunteers interested in food related issues and educating the public about the way our food gets to the table, preserving the environment and promoting sustainable living, and who would like to increase their research, writing, and communications skills. Eat Well Guide volunteers will contribute from our New York City office by helping to expand the Eat Well Guide and bringing exposure to small farmers, retailers, and chefs who are committed to supporting and providing local, sustainable food.
Most experiences will revolve around researching new listings to add to the Guide through interaction with local food communities. This provides an incredible opportunity for individuals with a passion for food and health to learn more about what is happening on a national level. Volunteers will interact with fascinating people across the United States and Canada to promote their work and share their stories. Additionally, volunteers have the opportunity to write posts for our blog, The Green Fork, and expand and enhance our travel tool, Eat Well Everywhere, and our book, Cultivating the Web: High Tech Tools for the Sustainable Food Movement, which shares success stories from folks who have harnessed the power of the web to further the sustainable food movement. Participants will also help with outreach for the Eat Well Guide using innovative new media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.
Interested student volunteers should be organized, detail-oriented, conversant in writing and on the telephone, and enjoy working independently. The Eat Well Guide student volunteer position is a wonderful opportunity to further one’s interest in the field of sustainable food systems and increase public awareness and gain practical experience in a not-for-profit setting.
We are also looking for student volunteers outside of New York City who would telecommunicate from home or campus to contribute the Eat Well Guide.
Other qualifications: College/graduate students who can commit to a minimum of 8-10 hours/week either during the semester. Hours are flexible, but regularity is important. We offer a small stipend to cover local travel and lunch for days spent in the office totaling 4 hours or more.
How to Apply: Please email a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 646-329-7724. In either case, please note “Eat Well Guide Student Volunteer”.