Nutrition Instructor Volunteer



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


United States


As part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. Founded in 1993, Cooking Matters and thousands of volunteer instructors have helped more than 172,000 low-income families in communities across the country learn how to eat better for less.



Nutrition Instructors teach adults, kids, and teens how to make healthy choices. They use the lesson plans and instructional materials provided in the Cooking Matters curricula, along with their own expertise in nutrition. Nutrition volunteers are typically graduates of or enrolled in dietetics programs, have at least two years working in a nutrition and dietetics position, or retired in the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Other duties expected:

  • Create a welcoming environment, respecting participants and managing appropriate behavior
  • Demonstrate subject expertise and class leadership while actively engaging participants in discussion and hands on activities


Training consists of a preliminary 30 minute meeting/phone call for more information on the program and class expectations and then a 3 hour online training that covers more in-depth topics pertaining to class curriculum.

Classes require a weekly, three hour time commitment at a site of choice and convenience. Classes run for six weeks at a time but volunteers are not required to volunteer at all six of those classes.


  • Training Provided