The Virginia Cooperative Extension is looking for a Master Food Volunteer for the Roanoke region who can help with education and outreach for the Family and Consumer Sciences program.
These volunteers go through training to learn about basic nutrition, meal planning, cooking techniques, food safety, exercise and healthy living and working with diverse audiences. The training entails a 30-hour Master Food Volunteer training course which costs $50 and includes lunch, training materials, apron, tote bag and other supplies. Scholarships may be available for those who cannot afford the training fee.
After they are trained, the volunteers assist with such events as health fairs, food demonstrations, farmers market displays, grocery store displays, 4-H programs, food preservation demonstrations, cooking classes, after-school programs and much more.
Volunteers who go through the training must reciprocate by doing 30 hours of service within one year of the training.
If you enjoy cooking, are hungry to learn more about food and nutrition, and are looking for a great volunteer opportunity, consider this program. Classes begin in late January.
If you want to apply or if you have more questions, contact Deb Chappel at 772-7524 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.