Cooking Matters Class Assistant Volunteer
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Cooking Matters - Indy Hunger Network
A few hours per week
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
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.
Assistants help before, during and after classes. Duties may include handing out and collecting class materials, engaging reluctant participants, helping with set up and clean up, taking photos or collecting stories during class to help record the Cooking Matters course experience. Additionally, any other duties that is appropriate to make the class run smoothly. Creating a welcoming environment, respecting participants, and helping manage appropriate behavior is key.
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