JOIN ONE OF OUR FUN VOLUNTEER TEAMS!
Our volunteers love what they do, and many return year after year. We work in small teams with the children, led by Happy Healthy Cooks staff teachers. Volunteers get to bond with their small group of kids as role models of open-mindedness about food. Volunteers help the students prepare and taste new delicious recipes each week. There’s nothing like the feeling you get from a room full of smiling, hugging students who are excited to see you and go on a food adventure each week.
Volunteers make Happy Healthy Cooks work! We work best with three volunteers in each classroom, in each school, each week for 20 weeks. You don’t need to know how to cook. We provide training and everything you’ll need to have a successful experience. We bet you’ll learn a lot, have fun – and you get to eat delicious food, too. Email or call to sign up!
* Consider forming a volunteer team from your work place (2 people can share one spot and alternate weeks). Contact us (and tell your HR person – our volunteers are learning and changing the way they eat – and getting healthier, too!)
2017 / 2018 schedule:
First 10 weeks (plus training):
Volunteer training sessions: Sept 5, 6, 7, 8
Every volunteer MUST attend one start-of-year training session during our training week. There is a training for each school at the same time and day of the week as our regular classroom sessions for that school (i.e. if you are a volunteer at Fairview Elementary, your training will be on Wed, Sept 6th at 10:45 at Fairview)
Begin in the Classroom Sept 12, 13, 14, 15
1st 10 weeks ends Nov 14, 15, 16, 17 (week before Thanksgiving)
Second 10 weeks (plus mid-year training):
Mid-year volunteer training lunch: Jan 9, 10, 11
Every volunteer MUST attend one mid-year training session.
Each session will be from 11:30 – 1:00 at the Freedom First Credit Union Community Room on Patterson Avenue, next to the West End Center. Lunch will be provided.
2nd 10 weeks begins in the classroom January 16, 17, 18, 19
One week break (no classes): Feb 20, 21, 22, 23
Curriculum ends March 27, 28, 29, 30
Hurt Park Elementary (arrive for set up at 10:45) 11:15 – 12:15
Grandin Court Elementary (arrive for set up at 12:45) 1:15 – 2:15
Fairview Elementary (arrive for set up at 10:45) 11:15 – 12:15
Highland Park Elementary (arrive for set up at 12:45) 1:15 – 2:15
Garden City Elementary (arrive for set up at 10:45) 11:15 – 12:15
Lincoln Terrace Elementary (arrive for set up at 12:45) 1:15 – 2:15
Wasena Elementary (arrive for set up at 8:45) 9:15 – 10:15
We will also be in 6 TAP Head Start centers this year. If you are interested in volunteering with 4-5 year olds, we have some need for volunteers in some of those centers.