Join the Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

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Do you enjoy cooking, learning about diet and health, or local food system work?

Are you a responsible person who likes to work with others? If so, the Extension Master Food Volunteer program may be a perfect opportunity! The 2024 application for this program is now open to Watauga and Caldwell residents. The application deadline is April 8th.

Volunteer Application

Email questions or completed application to margie_mansure@ncsu.edu

The Extension Master Food Volunteer program, modeled after the Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program, is designed to provide volunteers the opportunity to support Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) extension agents with food-related programming. Volunteers will receive a core curriculum of 30 hours of training which includes field trips, and will then shadow/assist the extension agent for 30 hours during their first year.

Video about Master Food Volunteer Program

Food-related volunteer activities may include assisting with cooking classes, conducting food demonstrations in the community, serving on the Watauga Food Council, volunteering at the donation station at the Watauga farmers’ market, volunteering at the High Country food hub, teaching nutrition/gardening lessons at childcare centers, and others.

Program Management Core Curriculum

Location: American Legion in Blowing Rock

Training Dates: Every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28

Charge covers cooking demonstrations, educational materials, administration fees to NC State Extension and field trips: $90