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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

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About the Program

The NC Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program provides citizens with an opportunity to extend the work of Cooperative Extension by providing unbiased, research-based information on food systems, cooking and food safety to our community. Under the guidance of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Agents, volunteers complete a 30-hour training and service, volunteers earn the status of Extension Master Food Volunteer.

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Who Can Become a Volunteer?

Anyone who has an interest in food preparation, food systems, nutrition, or food safety can apply. Ideal candidates will possess a desire to enhance their skills, increase their knowledge and enjoy working with people.

Volunteers from New Hanover,  Brunswick and Pender Counties are invited to participate!

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What is Expected?

  1. Complete the EMFV application process including references and background check.
  2. Complete the mandatory 30-hour EMFV training program.
  3. Communicate volunteer opportunities that suit your skills and interests to your agent.
  4. Contribute 30-hours of service including shadowing within the first year of service.
  5. The cost of the program is $30

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Opportunities for Service

  • Health fairs
  • Food/Cooking demonstrations
  • Farmers market displays
  • In-school and after-school programs
  • 4-H youth programs
  • Newspaper or newsletter articles on healthy living
  • Health ministries in your community
  • Cooking classes
  • and more!

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2018 EMFV Schedule:

Application Open: Oct 19th, 2017

Application Deadline: December 15th, 2017

Interview Dates: January 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2018 (Candidates will be contacted to schedule their interview and request payment after the application deadline of December 15th.)

Program Invitation: January 9th, 2018 (Invitations to the EMFV Program extended to selected candidates.)

Training Begins: January 16th, 2018

Training Dates and Topics:

Date Time Location Topic Presenter
Tues, 1/16/18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Orientation Morgan McKnight
Thurs, 1/18/18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Program Management Morgan King & Morgan McKnight
Tues, 1/23/18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Food Safety & Preservation Cheryle Syracuse
Thurs, 1/25/18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Nutrition Basics Morgan McKnight
Wed, 1/31/18 9a-12p New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Office – Kitchen/Auditorium Cooking Techniques I Morgan McKnight
Wed, 2/7/18 9a-12p New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Office – Kitchen/Auditorium Cooking Techniques II Morgan McKnight
Tues, 2/13/18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Food Systems I Morgan McKnight & Mark Blevins
Thurs, 2/15/ 18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Food Systems II Morgan McKnight & Mark Blevins
Tues, 2/20/18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity Morgan McKnight
Thurs, 2/22/18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Cooking Demos I Morgan McKnight
Tues, 2/27/18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Cooking Demos II Morgan McKnight
Thurs, 3/1/18 9a-12p NHC Public Library – Northeast Branch, Oak Rm Other/Make-Up Date Morgan McKnight

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APPLICATION: http://go.ncsu.edu/emfvapp2018

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For additional information contact Morgan McKnight, morgan_mcknight@ncsu.edu.