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.
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!
What is Expected?
- Complete the EMFV application process including references and background check.
- Complete the mandatory 30-hour EMFV training program.
- Communicate volunteer opportunities that suit your skills and interests to your agent.
- Contribute 30-hours of service including shadowing within the first year of service.
- The cost of the program is $30
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!
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:
|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|
For additional information contact Morgan McKnight, firstname.lastname@example.org.