2014 Fall Volunteer Positions
All volunteers will receive training at the Spoons Across America offices, and are required to attend one of the following training dates: Monday, September 29th from 6pm-7:30pm or Wednesday October 1 from 11am-12:30pm.*
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please specify the program of interest and neighborhood preference. Are you a current Spoons volunteer? Contact us to participate this year.
*Volunteers must complete a background check prior to the program date.
Take a Taste with Spoons
This 3-week program for 3rd graders is implemented in classrooms across NYC from October 14 – November 14. Students explore the elements of taste and create snacks to enjoy at school and at home. Volunteers are partnered with a SAA Curriculum Leader, assisting in a one-hour class once a week for 3 weeks in each classroom to which you are assigned. Commitment to all 3 sessions in a particular classroom(s) is strongly preferred, but if you only able to volunteer once or twice, please sign up as well. Read more about Take a Taste with Spoons here.
The Dinner Party Project
The Dinner Party Project will be implemented at two sites from October- December. This hands-on program teaches children about healthy eating and cooking by planning a dinner party for their families. Volunteers are partnered with a SAA Curriculum Leader. The Dinner Party Project consists of 6 one-hour lessons plus an additional half day (2pm-8pm) on the day of the actual dinner party. Classroom lessons are scheduled in the morning as well as after-school. Volunteers assist students with cooking and distributing the meal on the night of the Dinner Party. We are looking for volunteers for classroom lessons and to support children in the kitchen the night of the party. Please indicate your preference, if any, when signing up. Read more about The Dinner Party Project here.
More volunteer opportunities are available this winter and spring. Please fill out an online registration form for more information.
Sponsor a program
Spoons Across America® programs are funded by grants, individual gifts, in-kind donations, and corporations. To find out about how you can sponsor a program, please contact us.