Happy New Year to all!
Lush Valley is now gearing up for our 2016 Programming and January sees the start of many different Food Programs. We have so much going on that we are in need of volunteers to help out! If you love cooking and having fun while doing so, these opportunities are for you.
Take a look at the postings below and if any of them interest you please call us at 250-331-0152 or email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details!
Young Cooks - Cumberland
Description: Youth aged 8-11 learn basic kitchen skills. Classes will include healthy twists on favourite recipes and include easy to prepare appetizers, snacks, entrees, drinks and desserts. Each class will include planning, preparation, cooking and baking in a safe environment. After preparing the food, students eat what they've prepared and if possible take food home for their parents or guardians to sample.
Date and Time: Tuesdays, Jan 19 – Feb 23 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Location: Cumberland Rec Centre
Volunteer Opportunity: Duties include working along side program facilitator to prepare for classes, assist during class sessions and assist with clean up. Food Safe 1 and relevant cooking skills are an asset.
Free Food Frenzy
Description: A Saturday program in partnership with the LINC (Courtenay Youth Center) for youth aged 11-18 that do not receive consistent meals at home. Throughout the year, 10-50 youth join the meal each week. This is a pilot program, which runs twice per month November through January. Youth are invited to help prepare the meal. Extra food is prepared and frozen for use the following week.
Date and Time: Every second Saturday beginning Nov 21 – Mar 26th, 4 – 7pm
Location: LINC Youth Center
Volunteer Opportunity: Assistant to work along side program cook to prepare for Free Food Frenzy and assist with clean up. Food Safe 1 and relevant cooking skills are an asset.
Dad’s Night Out
Description: Dads and children aged 2 and up will prepare and enjoy meals together and will learn about the benefits of family meals and to foster healthy eating habits
Date and Time: Fridays, Jan 15 – Feb 19 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Lewis Centre
Meal preparation assistant: work along side program facilitator to prepare food for classes and assist fathers and children. Food Safe 1 and relevant cooking skills are an asset.
Child minding assistant: work with younger children during classes. Duties include caring for children during class and assisting children to engage in meal preparation based on their ability and interest. Experience working with young children and First Aid Certificate an asset.
Chef for a Day: Youth kitchen skills training
Description: Youth aged 10-14 will work with facilitator and assistants to increase their skills in the kitchen. Skills include safe cooking skills, knife work, how to combine crazy food ingredients, and how to create healthy options of favourite meals. The end of the program will see each youth working in a commercial kitchen with a local chef to prepare a meal together.
Date and Time: Wednesdays, Jan 20 – Feb 24, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: Native Sons Hall
Volunteer Opportunity: Meal preparation assistant will work along side program facilitator to prepare for classes, and assist during class sessions and clean up. Food Safe 1 and relevant cooking skills are an asset.