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Extension Master Food Volunteer Program

About the Program

The NC Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer (EMFV) program provides citizens with an opportunity to extend the work of Cooperative Extension by providing unbiased, research-based information on food systems, cooking and food safety to our community. Under the guidance of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension Agents, volunteers complete a 30-hour training and service, volunteers earn the status of Extension Master Food Volunteer.

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Who Can Become a Volunteer?

Anyone who has an interest in food preparation, food systems, nutrition, or food safety can apply. Ideal candidates will possess a desire to enhance their skills, increase their knowledge and enjoy working with people.

Volunteers from New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties are invited to participate!

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What is Expected?

  1. Complete the EMFV application process including references and background check.
  2. Complete the mandatory 30-hour EMFV training program.
  3. Communicate volunteer opportunities that suit your skills and interests to your agent.
  4. Contribute 30-hours of service including shadowing within the first year of service.
  5. The cost of the program is $50.

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Opportunities for Service

  • Health fairs
  • Food/Cooking demonstrations
  • Farmers market displays
  • In-school and after-school programs
  • 4-H youth programs
  • Newspaper or newsletter articles on healthy living
  • Health ministries in your community
  • Cooking classes
  • and more!

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Topics Covered in Training: 

  • Program Management
  • Food Safety & Preservation
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Food Systems
  • Diversity, Inclusion, Equity
  • Cooking Demonstrations

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2019 Dates and Application will be released ASAP. Please check back for more information and details soon.

2018 APPLICATION: http://go.ncsu.edu/emfvapp2018

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For additional information contact Morgan McKnight, morgan_mcknight@ncsu.edu.