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Volunteer Opportunity - Nutrition Instructor Health Unmet Human Needs Older Adults

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Last updated on February 19, 2014

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ teaches families at risk of hunger that healthy cooking can be delicious, enjoyable – and most important – affordable. Through hands-on classes taught by volunteer culinary and nutrition experts, course participants learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that provide the best nourishment possible to their families. In short, they learn how to make the most of what they’ve got.
Nutrition Instructors
Teach adults, kids, and teens how to make healthy choices. Nutrition instructors use the lesson plans and instructional materials provided in the Cooking Matters curricula, along with their own expertise. Nutrition volunteers are typically graduates of or enrolled in dietetics programs or have at least two years working in a nutrition or dietetics position.

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• Professional nutrition experience or training
• Interest in working with low-income individuals with diverse backgrounds
• Dedication to helping alleviate hunger and poverty
• Comfort speaking in front of and leading a group (teaching experience a plus!)
• Ability to travel to class location once a week for six weeks
• Willingness to work alongside a volunteer chef and be trained in Cooking Matters curricula
• Willingness to work as a team and adhere to program policies and procedures
Time commitment
• Instructing: at least 2 hours a week for six weeks, plus travel time to and from class locations
• Training: orientation, class observation, ongoing training as needed

This opportunity is sponsored by: Cooking Matters

This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Older Adults  Small Group (2-10)
Adults (26-54)  Young Adults (18-25)
We need volunteers who are free at these times
Afternoons  Mornings
Evenings  Weekdays
Frequency Available
Monthly  Seasonally
Occasionally  Weekly
This volunteer opportunity addresses the following social interests
Adult Education & Job Skills Development  Children & Youth
Healthcare  Community Development
We are looking for volunteers with the following skills
Health Care  Teaching
Public Speaking

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Contact Person:
Cooking Matters Massachusetts, (email)
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 318 West Second St. Suite 2
South Boston, MA 02127
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Last updated on February 19, 2014

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