Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education™ School Swat Team

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


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IT'S SCHOOL TIME! Want to get into the classroom with us to inspire elementary kids to love healthy food? We will be cooking and gardening with thousands of Houston elementary kids Monday-Thursday, and our instructors treasure your help delivering our award-winning Seed-to-Plate Nutrition Education(tm). Make sure you have: attended one of our Volunteer Orientations (we have them monthly), completed all our forms and registered as an HISD VIPS. Work times are mornings and afternoons M-F during the school day at two of our locations, for example 8:00 to noon and noon to 4:00; and after-school (2:30-6:00) at several of our locations. (Except for holidays, testing and teacher inservice days) We ask that you adopt a regular day/time and location for the school year to make the besst connection with our kids.

You simply need to love working with children and an interest in cooking and/or gardening, but you dont need to be a professional or expert in either. On any given day, you could be in our Recipe Gardens coaxing a seedling to life, harvesting ripe produce, or cooking those fresh fruits and vegetables in one of our culinary classroom. Our volunteers help our pro S2P Instructor, guide the children, share in the experience and spread the joy of healthy food. If you have a desire to work directly with children, this is the niche for you.


  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • Cooking / Catering
  • Gardening
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Horticulture

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 hours monthly
  • Must have a valid government issued ID
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