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Sustainable Table Student Volunteers

GRACE Communications Foundation (GCF) highlights the interconnections of food, water and energy, educating consumers, advocates and policy makers through web-based initiatives like the Ecocentric blog, Eat Well Guide, The Meatrix, Sustainable Table, the Network for New Energy Choices and H2O Conserve.

Sustainable Table works to build community through food by advocating for and celebrating sustainable agriculture. We educate consumers through comprehensive issue pages, seasonal recipes and free informational handouts. Eat Well Guide is a searchable directory of locally grown and sustainably produced food, featuring a trip planner and downloadable guides; and The Meatrix is our series of award-winning satirical animations (translated into 30+ languages) exposing the dark truths behind factory farms and industrial meat and dairy production.

We work with smart, motivated student volunteers who are 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 design, tech, research, writing, and communications skills.

Sustainable Table volunteers contribute at our New York City office by helping to expand our audience and bring exposure to small farmers, retailers, and chefs committed to supporting and providing local, sustainable food. Volunteers will also be working to expand consumer awareness about sustainable food issues.

Your collaboration with GRACE food programs will provide you with skills valuable for integrated marketing and creative professional career paths. We have an excellent track-record of mentoring individuals in developing their creative, communication, and marketing skills through strategic and tactical project development and creative collaboration.

Volunteer responsibilities include heavy involvement in outreach campaigns, actively identifying potential partnerships by getting to know local food communities, as well as actively participating in our social media campaigns including Facebook and Twitter. Volunteers may also submit ideas and write posts for our award-winning blog, Ecocentric . We offer an incredible opportunity for passionate individuals to connect with others – in the field and in the digital marketplace.

So, are you organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated? Do you write and speak with clarity?  At this remarkable time when profound changes are impacting sustainable food systems, we invite you to consider this chance to further your knowledge and skill sets while increasing public awareness. Pretty great combo.

Candidate profile:

Our ideal candidates have excellent creative skills, demonstrate a keen interest in working multiple formats, perform well under deadlines, and have background knowledge of off- and online communication platforms. Juniors or seniors studying English, Communications or Marketing are a plus.


      Knowledge of trending social media tools

      Support for online marketing and creative collaboration

      Coordinate assets, best-of-breed references, and document archiving

      Online communications and marketing research

      Correspondence and meeting preparation

Skill sets:
      Fundamental knowledge WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft Office proficiency

      Good grammar and a passion for word and communication!

      Editing skills

      Requirements:College/graduate students must commit to a minimum of 8-10 hours/week during semesters or summer breaks. Hours are flexible, but regularity is important. We do offer a small stipend to cover local travel and lunch for days spent in the office (totaling 4 hours or more).

      How to apply: Email your cover letter, a brief writing sample, and your resume to programs[at]gracelinks[dot]org or fax to (212) 726-9160. In either case, please note “Sustainable Table Student Volunteer”