We're seeking educators and helpers! We offer a variety of classes and projects with a focus on health and nutrition, food access, healthy shopping/food prep on a budget, gardening, and more. MANY agencies in our county request these classes. We need volunteers to train as educators, act as assistants, take on responsibility for physical projects, and help us offer these important skills to our community.
If you are interested in teaching, you will receive professional training-our curriculum is solid and easy to use. We typically train new volunteers through shadowing; you will watch and co-teach with one of our educators, which our volunteers find very helpful. You will be given research-based information and learn how to share this information with others using discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on group activities. The training is free and will be conducted at our office in Burlington as well as at social service agencies where we currently offer classes.
If you are interested in assisting or helping with physical projects, we have a range of opportunities. One need is for an experienced gardener to assist and support onsite preschool gardens, and to offer tastings of fresh local produce to parents during pickup/drop off at preschools. There are many exciting opportunities!
Aside from helping your community (which we find VERY important), this volunteer position is also a good opportunity to include teaching and education experience on a resume.
Also--we don't have a single Spanish speaking volunteer but we would absolutely love to welcome a Spanish speaker to our team!
Some of the agencies we serve: Head Start Preschools, Family Promise, SeaMar, Goodwill, numerous local elementary schools, low income housing sites, and much more.
- Adult Education
- Cooking / Catering
- Youth Services
- Elder care
- Child Development
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 or more hours
- We book teaching opportunities as our staffing allows. We offer everything from a one hour class on