Chef Volunteer Opportunity: “Growing Healthy Kids” Instructor, Detroit, Michigan

Here is this week’s pick for our “Good Food in Action” volunteer opportunity:

Organization/Program: Earthworks Urban Farm

Volunteer Opportunity: Instructor for Growing Healthy Kids Program

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Start Date: Recruiting Now!

End Date: Open

Time Commitment:  Variable

Organization Overview:

Growing Healthy Kids –a program for 5- to 11-year-olds learn the basics of gardening, nutrition, cultural awareness, environmental stewardship and healthy living in our weekly classes. Held on-site at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on Meldrum, we start each day with a healthy snack, outdoor play time, or coloring. Our main activities include planning our flower and vegetable garden, painting cheap oakley sunglasses garden signs, cooking pancakes, extracting honey and starting seed transplants in our greenhouse. International Food Night is a favorite as kids stamp their passports and “visit” countries from around the world by tasting ethnic cuisines. The season culminates in an End of the Year Celebration with kids and families. The program is free to all families.

Position Overview:

People with a passion for food and healthy eating are encouraged to share their knowledge and enthusiasm at the once-weekly sessions. Sample curriculum can be found here.

To Apply: Contact the volunteer program office at 313-579-2100 Ext. 204   or email:


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