#1802: New Community Project

 Harrisonburg, Virginia

New Community Project is a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to the creation of sustainable systems that care for the earth, empower people most marginalized and impoverished, educate and inspire, and build the foundation for a nonviolent lifestyle.

Job Descriptions

New Community Project (NCP) seeks a full-time Volunteer in collaboration with Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren, to work in sustainability, social justice, education, and community organizing. NCP’s work is centered out of our Vine & Fig Sustainable Living Center, which offers housing support for people in need, serves as a living laboratory for sustainable living practices, and incubates social justice - and sustainability - projects throughout the city. The Center offers workshops and tours with schools, universities, and church groups, demonstrating and teaching urban sustainable agriculture, bicycle repair, appropriate technology, green building, and solar energy.

The volunteer will work half the day on site supporting the goals of the Center and will be assigned a specific incubator project focus. Potential incubator focus areas include city-wide bicycle path development, zero waste programs, climate action, community solar projects, community gardens, and composting.

The volunteer will spend part of his/her time helping with the youth ministry program of Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren.

The volunteer will live at or near the Center and will intersect with a community household of five to ten people, including refugees and individuals transitioning out of homelessness.

Requirements include self-motivation, interest in sustainability issues and social justice, willingness to live in community with diverse populations, and the ability to engage with tour groups and workshops.