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.
Volunteers of the Month
Sandra & Dave Siegel
Sandra and Dave Siegel are the definition of selflessness. When Sandra and Dave are not watching their grand children they are busy volunteering for Nutrition for Learning. On Monday’s they volunteer at Huron Heights Secondary School breakfast club. On Tuesday’s they are both at the main office volunteering their time. Sandra is in the kitchen bagging food with a group of ladies and Dave is in the warehouse using his skills and knowledge. Aside from this, Sandra is the Program Coordinator at Grand View Public School. Grand View has a morning meal program that is currently a part of the 2 year pilot program. Sandra organizes the menu, places the order, arranges the volunteer schedule(s) and prepares the snack bins on Thursday mornings. Of course, Dave lends a helping hand whenever needed. These two bring enthusiasm and new ideas to the Nutrition for Learning organization.
Thank you both for your ongoing support and dedication to making sure students in Waterloo Region go to school well-nourished and ready to learn!
• 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. “