“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 so many wonderful 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

One day, two days, three days per week – YOU decide!.

The time of day will vary depending on the program site, however most programs are run in the early morning or mid morning for approximately 1 to 1.5  hours each day.

Flexible commitment lengths (Sept – Dec, Jan – April, May –  June, or you can volunteer for the entire school year.)


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

Understand the importance of the Student Nutrition Programs.

Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and take great care in protecting your personal information.

Download Privacy Policy

To everyone who would like to volunteer with the POP UP SNACK PROGRAM.  We really appreciate your offer to help! As we work through this pilot project, ensuring we are working within current public health directives, we are slowly scaling up. We are uncertain as to where and how many volunteers we will need in the days ahead.

It would assist us if you would complete the attached form and return it to Erin Sadler by email esadler@nutritionforlearning.ca, we will use this information to help us determine where and when we can add additional support for this initiative.

As well, it is important to note that volunteering during this time has an inherent risk. We do not expect any of our staff or volunteers to put themselves at risk. If you wish to volunteer, based on the protocols set out on our website, we require you to review & sign the attached release.

Application Form (download)

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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