Class Assistant Job Description

Help facilitate classes that teach low-income individuals at risk of hunger how to select,          purchase and prepare healthy low-cost meals! 

Volunteers are needed to assist in the classrooms by:

* managing class materials including food

*supporting the volunteer instructors

*helping with set up and clean up

*working with students as needed

Class series meet once a week for six weeks and are coordinated by Cooking Matters staff. Classes are offered for adults, teens,and children, and are held at community agencies around the city.  

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Interest in working with low-income individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Dedication to helping alleviate hunger and poverty
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • Ability to travel to class locations
  • Willingness to work as a team and adhere to program policies and procedures

Time commitment:

  • Assisting in class: at least 2 hours a week for six weeks, plus travel time to and from locations 
  • Shopping for class: at least 1 hour per week before each class series 
  • Training: orientation, class observation, ongoing training as needed

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Make a real difference in the lives of people at risk of hunger and malnutrition
  • Learn about healthy low-cost cooking
  • Meet a new and diverse group of people
  • Do something new and have fun!

To learn more or volunteer, please contact:

Sarah Lewis
Volunteer Coordinator
(402) 930-4069


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