During these uncertain times, how can we help?

As the world leader in volunteerism we feel a responsibility to unite our broader community, and to use this moment to become stronger.

See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Read More

Colorful Cooking Made Easy: Cooking Class Leader

Save to Favorites

Volunteer Center

  • 17 people are interested
Colorful Cooking Made Easy

With the right skills, eating healthy can be affordable and delicious. Share your skills and your strength with families living on tight budgets.

More than one-third of families in Pierce County struggle to make ends meet. Even though these families see healthy eating as important, many are unable to prepare nutritious meals most nights of the week. Food skills taught during Colorful Cooking Made Easy cooking classes (based on the Cooking Matters curriculum), like smart shopping, meal planning and healthy cooking, can help make healthy eating a daily reality.

Classes will be held at various locations across Pierce County. One class series is a 6-week commitment (once each week for six weeks).

Six-Week Cooking Course Instructors

  • Culinary Instructors teach adults, kids, and teens how to cook and shop for healthy, low-cost foods. They combine their own knowledge and experience with the lesson plans and recipes provided in the Cooking Matters curricula. Culinary volunteers are usually either graduates of or enrolled in a two-year culinary training program or have at least two years working as a cook or chef.

  • 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. Nutrition volunteers are typically graduates of or enrolled in dietetics programs or have at least two years working in a nutrition or dietetics position.

Six-Week Cooking Course Assistants help before, during and after classes. Duties may include shopping for food, 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.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit https://uwpc.galaxydigital.com/manager/cms/edit/?page_id=41320.

To apply for this opportunity, visit https://fs30.formsite.com/SMPaton/UWPCVolApp/index.html.

4 More opportunities with Volunteer Center

About Volunteer Center


United Way of Pierce County, 1501 Pacific Ave., #400, Tacoma, WA 98402, US

Mission Statement

We work from the heart to unite caring people to tackle our community's toughest challenges. We envision a compassionate, vital community where people have the education, resources and opportunities to achieve their potential.


United Way of Pierce County believes by making an early investment in our children and their families, we can help them remove the barriers preventing them from breaking the cycle of poverty. Through Strong Families and Successful Kids, we can create a thriving, connected community. And when our community thrives, we all win.

United Way brings people together to make a real difference in the issues the community cares about. That's why we works in partnership with many individuals and organizations around the county to impact the community. We are members of many collaboratives serving young children, families and our military population. We provide staffing, volunteers, funding and advocacy support to local initiatives and programs aligned with our goal to break the cycle of poverty. We hold annual Community Conversations, listening to the people who live here and together addressing the most pressing issues that our communities care about. We also give out Neighborhood Grants to resident- or community-led groups for projects in their neighborhood or community that help improve the quality of life for its residents in addition to our traditional funding. Why do we do all of this? We believe that change happens when communities work together and we know that together, we can accomplish more than any of us can do alone. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


various sites/organizations in Pierce CountyTacoma, WA 98402



  • Cooking / Catering
  • Food Service
  • General Education
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Classes are once a week for a 6-week series

Report this opportunity