Master Food Volunteer Pilot Program
The Brunswick County Cooperative Extension Service is seeking 5-10 interested community members to volunteer as they participate in the Master Food Volunteer (MFV) pilot program with fourteen other counties from across the state. The MFV program, similar to the highly recognized Extension Master Gardener Volunteer (EMGV) program, is designed to provide volunteers the opportunity to support Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) agents with food-related programming.
Interest in food, cooking, and local food is at an all-time high. Volunteers with the MFV pilot program will receive a core curriculum of training and will then shadow the Family and Consumer Sciences agent during their first year. Training includes topics related to cooking, nutrition, food safety, and food systems. Volunteers will be able to provide support to the FCS agent’s food-related programming, including assisting with cooking, nutrition education, and food safety classes, and conducting food demonstrations at farmers’ markets. Individuals who are passionate about food, cooking, and local food, as well as community members who currently volunteer or participate in Cooperative Extension programs are encouraged to join. There will be no cost for the pilot year of the program.
There will be an interest meeting held in the training room at the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension office on Friday, April 8th at 10:30am. For more information on the program or to sign up for the interest meeting/focus group, contact Brunswick County Cooperative Extension at 910-253-2610.