Corporate VolunteersInvest in Healthier Children with Spoons Across America
Volunteer with the children in our partner schools, and your company can help us teach children how to make healthy eating choices – one classroom at a time!
Spoons Across America’s Corporate Volunteering Program enables your company to demonstrate your commitment to social engagement, corporate responsibility, while having a direct impact creating healthier lives for the children in the community.
What do volunteers do?
Your employees will work with a Spoons Across America Food Educator to assist in all aspects of program implementation in the classroom. They will help with lesson preparations and set up, and work directly with children to help them make discoveries about what they taste, cook and eat. Our volunteers find that they get so much back from their experiences in the classroom when they help children to make new taste discoveries and support their growing curiosity about food. This fun, team-building experience allows your employees to contribute to a healthy community.
How does it work?
Volunteer commitment can be structured around the needs and time of your employees. They can choose to volunteer for a single classroom session, once a week for a 4-session program at a particular school, or a larger group can assist our students as they prepare a healthy meal for their families after school. We have programs ongoing throughout the school year throughout New York City and are able to offer a range of experiences.
Will we be trained?
A hands-on training is given to all volunteers working with children in the classroom. Corporations or businesses that commit more than 8 volunteers can request a customized training at our mid-town office or at your company’s location.
What are the next steps?
For more information, fill out this online information form and we will contact you with next steps. Download a one-pager with information about our volunteer opportunities and programs for children in NYC public schools.