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Volunteers Needed For Nutrition Education

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Laura Sugarwala
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Rochester, Ny
 nutrition   health   kids   volunteers   community   obesity   prevention 
936 Exchange St
Rochester, NY 14608

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Summer Food Education Volunteer Position

Foodlink, Inc., is a vibrant not-for-profit organization in Rochester, NY. As a Feeding America regional food bank, Foodlink rescues and redistributes more than 10 million pounds of food annually to a network of 450 member agencies in a 10-county area in Central and Western New York. Our vision is to end hunger, build self-sufficiency, and foster nutritional wellness.


We are seeking motivated, creative, and health-minded volunteers to assist with the Kids CAN! program, a community-based nutrition education program. Volunteers will aid in implementation of Kids CAN! (Cooking, Activity, and Nutrition) including cooking, physical activity, and nutrition lessons with children ages 2-15. Each lesson is approximately 1-1 hours long, plus some set-up and clean-up. Responsibilities will include working with the Foodlink Nutrition Educator to engage groups of children in hands-on cooking skill building and age-appropriate activities.

Critical Skills
Strong interest in nutrition, cooking, and physical activity
Ability and interest in working with children ages 2-10
Commitment to the mission of promoting health in underserved Rochester communities
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Engaging and enthusiastic teacher / engager of elementary school youth
Flexible and adaptable to unexpected situations, resourceful and creative
Organizational and time management skills
Ability to work collaboratively with other team members
Ability & willingness to travel to different neighborhoods in Rochester, NY
Reliable transportation & Drivers License
Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages a plus

How to Apply
Please respond with resume and availability

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