It is the generosity of more than 1800 volunteers that allows Nutrition for Learning to happen!
We look for enthusiastic and caring individuals whose first priority is the well-being of the Student Nutrition Program participants.
There are a variety of volunteer positions available, with opportunities to develop skills in safe food handling & first aid as well as nutrition, team work and working with children.
November Volunteers of the Month – Mark Obermeyer and Doug McKlusky
We would like to congratulate both Mark Obermeyer and Doug McKlusky as our Volunteers of the Month for November.
Mark retired this past June after a career in Information Services. Upon searching for volunteer opportunities, he came across an ad featuring Nutrition for Learning. He was attracted to the idea of helping out an agency whose mission he believed in. Mark began volunteering for us in October of this year. His main work has involved helping in the warehouse to ensure orders of food are packed and made ready for distribution. He has also helped us with bagging our bulk food into smaller units suitable for distribution to our snack programs. Whenever extra help is needed, Mark is always willing to assist.
Doug joined us in September after a career with the Public School Board. Doug was attracted to Nutrition for Learning because our focus on supporting children. He works in the warehouse to pack orders of food in order that they are ready for delivery to individual schools. With his passion and interest in helping others, Doug is kept busy volunteering with several other organizations including the City of Kitchener’s Safe and Healthy Advisory Committee, the Out of the Cold program at St. Matthew’s Church, and as a friend of the Crime Prevention Council.
We thank Mark and Doug for all their support and hard work!
• The time of day will vary with each program site and your personal schedule
• Approximately one day a week, one hour a day
• We ask that volunteers make at least a one–year commitment to a Student Nutrition Program. Programs generally run from September to June.
• Must be 14+ years in order to volunteer without adult supervision
• Excited to promote healthy choices to those who participate in the programs
• Have an understanding of the importance of the Student Nutrition Programs