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.
December Volunteer of the Month
We would like to congratulate Spencer Bezruki who is our volunteer of the month for December, 2013!
When Spencer was in Grade 4 (3 years ago), his Mom’s boss gave her $50.00 for each of her children to utilize to ‘Pay it Forward’ to whichever charity they chose.
Both children were enrolled in St. Daniels school and decided to donate their money to the Nutrition for Learning program offered through St. Daniels.
Spencer and his Mom met with Mrs. Johnston, a teacher and the Coordinator of the Nutrition for Learning program at the school, and provided the money to her. She in turn asked if Spencer and his brother would like to help out with the program to see how the donation money was used. Since that point, Spencer has been hooked and has volunteered for the program ever since!
Mrs. Johnston describes Spencer as an amazing individual who is dedicated to every aspect of the program. He is always the first to arrive to pack the snack bags in the morning and he gives so much of his time at recess to unpack each shipment and stock the food on the shelves. He has created his own system of organizing the shelves and establishes roles for all the student volunteers in the program. He has so much spirit and drive within the school community and they are very, very proud of him.
In his spare time, Spencer loves to play ice hockey through the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association and also likes snowboarding.
We sincerely appreciate all of Spencer’s efforts in volunteering with Nutrition for Learning.
• 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
Quotes from Volunteers
“I love it and it’s a lot of fun!”
“I enjoy the experience very much, and am very happy.“
“Everybody I volunteer with is wonderful which makes it very fun!”
“The staff and the children are all amazing to work with!”
“I feel so happy knowing I am able to give something back! “
“I’m learning so much from the students and other volunteers! “
“Life is divided into three parts. We Learn, Earn, Return. The smiles I get from the kids and teachers at are worth a fortune. I know that I am helping these students to a better life in their health and studies. “