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Outreach and Nutrition Education

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Outreach and Nutrition Education2019-09-03T16:31:11+00:00

Outreach and Nutrition Education

Promote food resources and share nutrition education

Help us raise awareness about our programs and services. We need committed, friendly volunteers who will go out in the community and help people understand the power of nutritious food and how to access it.

Check out the volunteer opportunities below.

Health Ambassador

Use your passion for healthy eating to help people in our community learn about food and nutrition. As a Health Ambassador, you will play a role in educating clients and families on how to make nutritious food choices. Share basic nutrition knowledge and food safety practices with our clients through easy-to-follow recipes, cooking demonstrations and presentations. This position requires you to go to multiple food distribution locations. Those interested will need to take our Health Ambassador training.

For more information and to apply, contact nutrition@shfb.org.

Nutrition Intern (Special Projects)

Be a part of the nutrition education team by promoting general well-being to our client families and individuals through a variety of special projects. Some special projects include nutrition education curriculum development and implementation, train-the-trainer presentations, teaching ongoing nutrition classes tailored for specific client populations, and cooking demonstrations using nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate recipes. In addition, interns help Second Harvest maintain a high level of food safety by following and encouraging food safety practices. This position also meets the community rotation internship requirements for nutrition students.

For more information and to apply, contact nutrition@shfb.org.

Promotores

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Help people access nutritious food by becoming a Second Harvest “Promotor.” Join our outreach volunteer team and connect people to Second Harvest’s programs and other free food resources like CalFresh. Help people apply for CalFresh at a variety of locations in your community. As a promotor, you can be the expert on food resources in your neighborhood and spread the word at work, school, the local community center, in places of worship and on social media. Reach out to your friends and neighbors and let them know free food is available. Training is required to become a Second Harvest Certified Promotor.

For more information and to apply, contact Vicky Avila-Medrano at vavilamedrano@shfb.org.

Speakers Bureau

Use your public-speaking skills to promote Second Harvest and our programs out in the community. Opportunities include tabling events at corporations and schools, as well as other community organizations interested in learning more. Training is provided.

For more information and to apply, contact Lejla Bojer at lbojer@shfb.org.

Volunteer Team Leader

Help us run our food sorting projects at our Cypress Center in San Jose and Bing Center in San Carlos. As a Volunteer Team Leader, you’ll be leveraging your skills to help us train and lead new volunteers. Become a leader in your community and help us end local hunger. Training is provided.

For more information, email volunteerservices@shfb.org, or fill out an application.

Volunteer Liaison

If you are friendly, outgoing and comfortable with public speaking (or want to improve those skills), this program may be for you. As a Volunteer Liaison, you’ll greet volunteers coming to sort food at our Cypress Center in San Jose or Bing Center in San Carlos. Training will be provided so you’re comfortable with Second Harvest facts, answering questions, helping volunteers sign in upon arrival, and potentially, lead meet-and-greet orientations and warehouse tours.

For more information and to apply, contact Diane Zapata at dzapata@shfb.org.

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