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Master Food Volunteers

Virginia Cooperative Extension is looking for qualified applicants to become Master Food Volunteers!

Master Food Volunteers

Participants receive 30 hours of training over four days:

  • Basic nutrition
  • Meal planning
  • Cooking techniques
  • Food safety
  • Working with diverse audiences

At the end of the training, participants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently help others improve their lives through balanced eating and healthy living. In return, participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer service within one year of the training.

Opportunities for service include health fair displays, food demonstrations at farmers' markets, teaching food safety classes, submitting articles to the media on nutrition and wellness, assisting with Extension nutrition programs for youth and adults, and much more!

Extension offers spring and fall training sessions for new Master Food Volunteers in Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax. 

Participants are required to attend all of the training dates and complete homework to fulfill the 30-hour training requirement.

Fall 2021 training will begin in September. Specific dates to be determined.

Application deadline: Application information will be available soon.

Training location: Virtual training for Fall 2021

Fee of $120 will cover training materials, apron, tote bag, and supplies.

Information will be provided soon. Applicants will submit an application, be interviewed to determine their interest and availability, have their references checked, and complete a criminal background screening, which is required for all VCE volunteers. Please check our website again around May.

Katie Strong
Fairfax County

Aisha Salazar
Alexandria City & Arlington County

Kirsten Kelly
Arlington, Loudoun, and Fairfax Counties and Alexandria City

Upcoming Training Dates: Stay tuned.