Extension Master Food Volunteer 2020 Applications Are Now Open

Posted On January 3, 2020— Written By

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Do you enjoy cooking, eating, local food work, or just simply – food? If you answered yes to any of these, join the Extension Master Food Volunteer program now!! The 2020 application for the EMFV program is now open to Northampton and Halifax County citizens! The application deadline is February 14, 2020, but sign up early because spots are limited! Training will begin in late February.

The EMFV 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. Volunteers with the EMFV program will receive a core curriculum of 30 hours of training and will then shadow the FCS agent for 30 hours during their first year.

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 in the community. The cost of the program is $40.

To apply for the 2020 class, please contact EB Odom at ebodom@ncsu.edu or 252-534-2711. You will be asked to complete an application. Volunteers may be assisting with youth cooking and nutrition programming so a background check will be run on all applicants. Call today to get your application. Spaces are limited.