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Cooking Matters Volunteer

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: Care and Share - Cooking Matters

State: CO

Taylor Hargis, 7195281247
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Are you passionate about food, nutrition, or cooking?

Share Our Strengthメs Cooking Matters empowers low-income families with the skills to stretch their food budgets so their children get healthy meals at home, as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Participants learn to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, and cook delicious, affordable meals. Cooking Matters helps families maximize the benefits they receive through federal nutrition programs like SNAP (food stamps) and WIC (Women, Infants and Children).

We have the following volunteer opportunities:

Culinary Instructors
Teach parents and caregivers how to cook and shop for healthy, low-cost meals. Culinary instructors combine their knowledge and experience with the lesson plans and recipes provided in the Cooking Matters curricula. Culinary volunteers are usually culinary school graduates, are currently enrolled in a culinary training program, or have at least two years working as a cook or chef.

Nutrition Instructors
Teach parents and caregivers how to make healthier food choices. Nutrition instructors use the lesson plans and instructional materials provided in the Cooking Matters curricula, along with their own expertise, to teach skills such as reading food labels and understanding whole grains. Nutrition volunteers are typically graduates of or enrolled in dietetics programs or have at least two years working in a nutrition or dietetics position.

Class Assistants
Help before, during and after classes. Duties may include shopping for food, handing out and collecting class materials, engaging reluctant participants, helping with set up and clean up, or taking photos during class to help record the Cooking Matters course experience.

Cooking Matters at the Store Facilitators
Lead interactive tours that teach families and caregivers how to purchase healthier foods on a limited budget. Using our talking points and support resources, facilitators help with guided tours and tour events tours in the community. Community members can also be trained to organize and lead their own tours for low-income families in their community.

Special Events
Needs may vary from helping promote special events on social media, to procuring auction items, to working the event itself. Any community member can support these efforts.

Skill Desired: Medical/Health, Education/Training

Matching Interests: Indoors, Hunger, Health & Wellness, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Community

This volunteer listing is provided by AARP's Create the Good. Visit Create The Good to search more volunteer opportunities or post your own opportunity.

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