Volunteer

Volunteers are an essential component of the work that we do with children, helping out in the classroom but also providing a mentoring role for children.

Volunteers are an essential component of the work that we do with children, helping out in the classroom but also providing a mentoring role for children.

We are looking for individuals enthusiastic about foodm healthy eating and children’s programming to join us! After participating in a hands-on training, volunteers are partnered with a Spoons Across America Food Educator and assist in all aspects of program implementation.  We appreciate an ongoing commitment between volunteers and a particular classroom or school, yet can also accommodate one-time volunteers. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting with program set up, working directly with children, teaching cooking skills, and assisting in the kitchen where appropriate.

New Trainings coming this winter!  Please see below and contact us with your interest!  We will let you know as soon as they are scheduled.

FAQ

Where will I be trained?

All volunteers receive training at the Spoons Across America offices (630 Ninth Ave @ 44th St in Manhattan). 

I was trained and I volunteered with Spoons Across America in the past, do I have to be trained again?

If you received training and volunteered in the past you may not need to attend another training. “Refresher” phone calls will be scheduled with current and returning volunteers.

I want to volunteer, but I am not available right now. Will there be other opportunities to get involved?

Definitely! We have volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. If possible, please attend a scheduled training. Programs are ongoing and once you are trained you will be able to volunteer.

I have a friend who is also interested in volunteering. Can I invite them to the training? 

Yes! Please do.  They should contact us with their availability.

I’m ready to go! How do I sign up?

If you are interested in volunteering with Spoons Across America this year, please contact Ali McDowell, Director of Programs and Partnerships, at ali@spoonsacrossamerica.org. If you not done so already, please fill out a volunteer registration form.