Master Food Volunteer



Master Food Volunteer Program

Combine your love of cooking, nutrition, physical activity, and helping others by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Food Volunteer.  The Master Food Volunteer Program helps Extension reach more Virginians with up-to-date, research-based knowledge on food preparation, nutrition, food safety, and physical activity.


Who Can Become A Volunteer?

Anyone who has an interest in food preparation, nutrition, food safety, or physical activity can apply. Applicants should possess a desire to enhance their skills and knowledge and enjoy working with people. There is no prior educational requirement for those interested in becoming a Master Food Volunteer.


What Is Expected?

  • Apply for and complete the mandatory 30-hour Master Food Volunteer training course
  • To help support program costs and materials, a fee is required to participate in the training
  • Identify volunteer opportunities that suit your skills and interests
  • Reciprocate with 30-hours of service within one year of training


Opportunities for Service

Volunteers help support Extension’s family and consumer sciences agents through education and outreach efforts. There is something for everyone!


Training Includes

  • Basic Nutrition
  • Meal Planning
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Food Safety
  • Exercise and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Working with Diverse Audiences


For More Information, Contact:

Kimberly Edmonds
Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, Henrico County
Phone: (804) 501-5160    Email: [email protected]


Contact Us

Extension Office

Physical Address
8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico Government ComplexHuman Services Building
Henrico, VA 23228

(804) 501-5160

(804) 501-5169

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775


Office hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST,
Monday through Friday

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