Extension Master Food Volunteer Program Now Accepting Applications!

Posted On October 19, 2017— Written By

Charlotte, N.C. – The N.C. Cooperative Extension, Mecklenburg County center is seeking interested community members to serve as volunteers in the new Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program. The EMFV program, similar to the highly recognized Extension Master Gardener Volunteer (EMGV) program, is designed to provide volunteers the opportunity to support Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) agents with food-related programming, and extend informal food education to the Mecklenburg County community.

Interest in food, cooking, and local food is at an all-time high. The EMFV program seeks to fill the void between food production and consumption with an innovative curriculum to enhance food literacy. Volunteers accepted into the EMFV program will receive a 30-hour core curriculum of training on topics including food systems, cooking, nutrition, diversity and food demonstrations. Within the first year, volunteers serve the community by providing support to FCS agent’s food-related programming, including assisting with cooking, nutrition and food systems classes, building community capacity and conducting food demonstrations at farmers’ markets.

Individuals who are passionate about making an impact within the food system and Mecklenburg community are encouraged to apply. Applications are being accepted October 2, 2017 through November 30, 2017. There is a $50 materials fee to cover supplies upon acceptance into the EMFV program. Support is available for citizens who are unable to pay the registration fee.

For more information on the program or to apply visit go.ncsu.edu/extensionmfv or call your local Cooperative Extension office at 704.336.2082.