Volunteer Programs

Hands on training
Food Education

 Family Food Educators

The OSU Extension Service in Oregon City is now taking applicants for the 2015 volunteer training. Click here to read the welcome letter and the job description. Once you have read those, please fill out the application and return it to the Clackamas Extension office. If you wish to receive this application in another manner, please contact Katlyn Axmaker in thr front office by email (katlyn.axmaker@oregonstate.edu) or by phone (503-655-8634).

Formerly called the Master Food Preserver Program, OSU changed the name and format to Family Food Education Program, which now emphasizes general nutrition and food safety as well as food preservation.

 Volunteers completing the program are expected to “return” 48 hours of volunteer service to the community, sharing their new skills and information with others. Besides staffing farmers' market booths, they also teach food preservation classes, work with Oregon Food Banks to increase health and safety, and deliver programing to the Clackamas County communities.
Visit the University of Georgia website for more food preservation information and recipes. 


Caption: Food preservation trainees learn the differences among commercial pectin products and practice making jams and jellies.


Home Preservation Resources

The Presto Company provides important information on the basic of home pressure canning.

Lost your Presto manual? Check the list of manuals available to download.

Learn the difference between boiling water bath canning and pressure canning from Clemson University in South Carolina.

The proper care and maintenance of your pressure canner is important. Learn more.


***If you would like to get involved in any of our Extension volunteer programs, contact the Extension office at 503-655-8634***


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