The Master Wellness Volunteer program needs additional volunteers to participate in its community health and wellness outreach efforts. The next Master Wellness Volunteer training will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Travis County office at 1600 B-Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721 and will combine both classroom and online instruction.

This program provides participants with 40 hours of training in health, wellness and nutrition education in exchange for 40 hours in wellness-related community service. The training will focus on nutrition and wellness, making healthy choices and food safety. Volunteers are provided the necessary tools and information to facilitate or assist in the implementation of community nutrition programs.”

In-class training will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 4 and 25 with the rest of the training to be completed online.

Volunteers will be instructed on a nutrition education curriculum titled “A Fresh Start to a Healthier You,” physical fitness programs titled “Walk Across Texas” and “Walk and Talk”, “Step Up and Scale Down” weight-loss program, and planning and implementing a healthy cooking school. Other instruction will cover 4-H Family and Consumer Sciences workshops and contests such as the 4-H Food Challenge and Food Show.

Opportunities for volunteers are diverse and no previous health or wellness training is required to become a Master Wellness Volunteer. The only requirement is an interest in living healthfully and helping instruct others on how to do the same.”

A fee of $75 or $25 for students will cover the cost of instruction and lunch for both classroom days.

To register online, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/MasterWellnessVolunteer.
To register by phone, call 979-845-2604.

Those interested are encouraged to contact Coyle at 512-854-9605 or sonia.coyle@ag.tamu.edu for more information. The deadline for registration is March 2 and space is limited.