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Family Food Educator Volunteers

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

Volunteers completing the program are expected to complete 48 hours of volunteer service in 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.
We will not be holding a 2018 training for the Family Food Educators. Linn/Benton and Marion/Polk/Yamhill counties will be holding Master Food Preserver traings for 2018.  If you have any further questions or would like to be added to our interest list for our next volunteer training, please contact Katlyn Axmaker by phone 503-655-8631 or by email at katlyn.axmaker@oregonstate.edu.

SNAP-Ed Volunteers

Volunteers with the SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education and Food Planning program help deliver educational programs and food tastings alongside our trained and experienced SNAP-Ed staff and FFE Volunteers. This is a great first step if you are interested in becoming an FFE volunteer, but don't have the time to jump in yet!

Please email Erin directly at erin.devlin@oregonstate.edu to get involved with SNAP-Ed.


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


Resources for Volunteers:

Home Preservation Resources

To read or download our whole list of preservation publications, visit our food preservation website.

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

The National Center of Home Food Preservation is also a safe and reliable source for preservation recipes. Learn more