Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) Program

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NC State Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

2023 Application Opening Soon!

 

The NC State Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program provides NC residents the opportunity to engage with their communities by supporting N.C. Cooperative Extension programming in the areas of nutrition, cooking, food safety, and food systems. N.C. Cooperative Extension provides evidence-based information through community classes and events.

Anyone interested in cooking, nutrition, food safety, or food systems can apply!

N.C. Cooperative Extension prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veteran status.

 

Important Dates:

  • Information Sessions Tues., 9/27/2022 & Wed., 9/28/2022   Must register for ONE session
  • Application Opens: 9/29/2022 
  • Application Deadline: 10/21/2022
  • Interview Dates: 11/29/2022 & 12/7/2022 (by appointment)
  • Training Begins: 1/17/2023 (3 hrs. per session, 2 sessions per week, for 5 weeks)

Opportunities for Volunteer Services Include:

  • Forsyth Cooperative Extension
  • Schools
  • Senior Centers
  • Community Centers
  • Food Pantries
  • Fairs/Festivals and much more!!!

 What is Expected?

  • Complete the EMFV application and interview
  • Complete mandatory 30 hours of training
  • Communicate volunteer interests that suit your skills to your supervising agent
  • Contribute 30 hours of shadowing your supervising agent within the first year of service
  • Contribute 20 hours of service per year, and 10 hours of continuing education
  • Registration cost: $30 

  Topics Covered in Training: 

  • Program Management
  • Food Safety & Preservation
  • Nutrition Basics Cooking Techniques
  • Food Systems
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
  • Cooking Demonstrations


Application access will be provided at the information sessions for those who are interested in moving forward.

For further details about this program or to register, please contact:

Virginia C. Lopez

Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
N.C. Cooperative Extension – Forsyth County
1450 Fairchild Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
Main Office: (336) 703-2850
Direct Office: (336) 703-2867