Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness

Age Minimum (with Adult):16+, Minimum Age:16+

Master Food Volunteers Program

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

Participants receive 24 hours of 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! 

Training Dates and Locations

Extension is offering two training sessions for new Master Food Volunteers in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William. The first training will begin March 7 in Arlington, and the second training will begin October 3 in Fairfax. 

Participants are required to attend all four training dates.

Fridays, March 7, 14, 21, and 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Applications due January 15, 2014

Fairlington Community Center
3308 S. Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22206


Fridays, October 3, 10, 17, and 24, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Applications due August 15, 2014

Fairfax County Pennino Building
12011 Government Center Pkwy, 10th Floor Kitchen
Fairfax, VA 22035

Download a 2014 training brochure

Training Cost

Fee of $90 will cover lunches, training materials, apron, tote bag, and supplies.


A limited number of scholarships are available. Recipients commit the bulk of their volunteer hours to programs in the county providing the scholarship. 

Arlington County: Complete this scholarship form and submit it along with your application

Fairfax County: Contact Katie Strong for opportunities in Fairfax. 

Application and Information:  http://offices.ext.vt.edu/fairfax/programs/fcs/MFV_training_2014_arl_ffx.html 

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