Interested in hosting a COMMUNITY Fellow?
AMI expands its impact through partnerships with area non-profits. AMI provides partner organizations with passionate, trained individuals for one year and contributes approximately $29,000 for the Community Fellow's salary, mentoring, continuing education, professional development, and related costs. Non-profit organizations that support AMI's mission and are located within Highland and Augusta Counties are encouraged to apply to host a Phase II Fellow. AMI expects all partner organizations to make a financial contribution to support the Fellow.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more and apply to host a Fellow in 2021 here. Applications are due June 5.
AMI partners with organizations that are able and willing to meet the following criteria:
Be a non-profit working in the AMI impact region of Augusta and Highland Counties, VA, and have a mission that supports food-based community development, local agriculture, health, and/or environmental sustainability.
Incorporate at least 8 hours per week of garden or farm work time to reinforce gardening skills (can be met through a split position with work on an AMI Farm site). Please note that AMI Community Fellows also participate in up to 3 days of continuing education per month.
Commit to using sustainable, regenerative, and/or organic farm practices and prohibit the use of toxic substances and/or hazardous materials that may drift to the worksite.
Provide an accessible, supportive on-site supervisor that will supervise the Community Fellow’s daily work responsibilities, including review of timesheets, monthly reporting documents, and 90-day and end of year evaluations.
Provide a $10,000 contribution to AMI. Organizations that are unable to make the full contribution will be considered on a case by case basis.
Acknowledge AMI as a supporting organization in marketing materials and communications channels, including on its website, social media, and in public relations and publicity.