Virginia Cooperative Extension is looking for qualified applicants to become Master Food Volunteers

Master Food Volunteers imageMaster Food Volunteer Trainings in 2014

Participants receive 24 hours training over four days:

  • Basic Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Food Safety
  • Working with diverse audiences

At the end of the training, participants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to confidently help others improve their lives through balanced eating and healthy living. In return, participants commit to 30 hours of volunteer service within one year of the training.

Opportunities for service include health fair displays, food demonstrations at farmers' markets, teaching food safety classes, submitting articles to the media on nutrition on wellness, assisting Extension nutrition programs for youth and adults, and much more!

If you would like to learn more about what Master Food Volunteers can do to help your organization, or if you are interested in becoming a Master Food Volunteer, please contact Jennifer Abel, Extension Agent, Family and Consumer Sciences at or 703.228.6417 or visit