“Life is divided into three parts.  We Learn, Earn, Return.  The smiles I get from the kids and teachers are worth a fortune.  I know that I am helping these students to a better life in their health and studies.”

Why Volunteer

It is the generosity of more than 2,500 volunteers that allows Nutrition for Learning to happen!


We look for enthusiastic and caring individuals whose priority is the well-being of the students and our nutrition program in Waterloo Region.


There are a variety of volunteer positions available, with opportunities to develop practical skills in safe food handling, first aid, nutrition, and working with children and youth.

“Everybody I volunteer with is wonderful which makes it very fun!

What you need to know

Time Commitment

The time of day will vary with each program site and your personal schedule.

We ask that volunteers to commit for at least one school year.

Programs generally run from September to June.




Enthusiasm to promote healthy choices to those who participate in the programs.

Understand the importance of the Student Nutrition Programs.


More information on volunteering opportunities at Nutrition for Learning can be found in our Volunteer Information Package.

Or by contacting us at 519-624-5744

or info@nutritionforlearning.ca

Application Form

I enjoy the experience very much, and am very happy.”

I’m learning so much from the students and other volunteers!”

Start A Program

Nutrition for Learning is committed to ensuring that all children and youth, regardless of socioeconomic background, are provided with nutritious food that is vital to their physical and emotional development. Nutrition programs are unique, reflecting each school community.



Interested in starting a program in your community?

Contact us and we will meet with you, and provide you with information on how to start a nutrition program that meets the needs of children and youth in your neighbourhood and school.

Give us a call today at 519-624-5744 or email us at


Information on Student Nutrition Program Guidelines 


“I feel so happy knowing I am able to give something back!

Third Party Events

Nutrition for Learning is very fortunate to receive community support from organizations and individuals throughout the year.


Third-Party events (events organized by an individual or organization other than Nutrition for Learning; create a fundraiser of your choice, build relationships, public awareness and media attention in our community.


Third-Party events are organized to benefit Nutrition for Learning. They require little or no support from Nutrition for Learning, and use minimal Nutrition for Learning resources.


Third Party Event Submission Form

Your Name (required)

Group or Organization

Name of Event

Your Email (required)

Telephone for More Information on Event

Date of Event

Start time of Event

End time of Event

Location of Event

Additional Details of Event

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