About AgriCorps: AgriCorps connects American agriculture professionals to the demand for experiential, school-based, agricultural education in developing countries.
The AgriCorps Fellow will commit to serve an eleven month assignment in a developing country attached to the agriculture program at a junior or senior high school. The Fellow will serve in three main roles: an agriculture instructor, 4-H/Future Farmer advisor, and agriculture extension agent. Fellows are committed to improving food security through value chain development and teaching agriculture as a science and a business. AgriCorps Fellows will receive a stipend equal to the pay of a local teacher, which is close to $200 per month. Fellows will live in safe and secure housing provided by the community that may or may not have running water or electricity.
The AgriCorps Fellow responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Teach agriculture/science classes
- Develop 4-H clubs with local counterparts
- Facilitate leadership activities for 4-H club members
- Connect community members and farmers to improved technology
- Conduct teacher and advisor trainings on experiential learning techniques and Positive Youth Development
- College Degree in Agriculture
- Agricultural Education, 4-H, or FFA background
- Production agriculture experience (farm, ranch, Supervised Agriculture Experience, garden, etc.)
- Extensive work experience either during or post college
- Experience in developing countries/international travel
- Have leadership experience in 4-H, FFA or agricultural education
Salary and Benefits: Non-paid, volunteer position with all expenses covered including: International Healthcare Insurance, Emergency Evacuation Insurance, housing, and a small stipend to cover meals and incidentals.