Our Extension Master Food Volunteers
If you would like to be considered for the next Class for Master Food Volunteer training, please inquire about an application. Contact Franny Eastwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-795-2829 with questions about the program.
Master Food Volunteer Application 2024
(applications due by Dec 1, 2023)
Who is a Master Food Volunteer?
A Master Food Volunteer is a volunteer trained by university-based nutritionists, registered dietitians, food scientists and culinary experts and becomes certified in research-based food safety and healthy living concepts. They, in turn, give voluntary service for a variety of projects that utilize their training.
Volunteers come from all walks of life and are all ages, male and female, new mothers and retirees, rural residents and suburbanites.
Our volunteer opportunities are endless! Cooking demonstrations, teaching classes to adults and children, or writing informative articles that help
improve people's lives - these are just a few of the opportunities available! Whatever your interests, there is a place for you in the Marais des Cygnes District Extension Master Food Volunteer program!
What happens after training is complete?
Following basic training, MFVs are required to volunteer 40 hours of service in the activity of their choosing for their first year as an MFV. After that first year, all volunteers are required to volunteer 20 hours of service and continue their education with 10 hours of advanced training annually.
What does a Master Food Volunteer do?
* Monthly Knowledge @ Noon
* Programs for all ages
* Diabetes nutrition classes
* Holiday cooking/Gifts from the Kitchen
* Extension-sponsored programs (Ag Day, Kansas Day, Mom's Club, 4-H Food day, Fair- Learning Corners and food preservation are a few)
* Local media outreach such as newspaper columns, health fair display and more.
Master Food Volunteers in Action!
Kansas Day 2016 - Viola Lee & Janet Rhea
National Festival of Breads Manhattan June 2017 -
Karen Brown & Gayle Plummer