Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recruits volunteers for county-wide Health, Wellness Education Program

Program begins in February                                                         

Finding reliable resources of health and wellness information can be a challenge. Since 1906, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has provided Texans with guidance in various health areas and is now training volunteers to provide more communities with the education and tools needed for healthy living.

The Master Wellness Volunteer Initiative is an AgriLife Extension program that provides volunteers with 40 hours of training in health and nutrition education. In return, the volunteers agree to give back 40 hours of service. The volunteer opportunities are diverse – giving presentations for local community groups, assisting with periodic cooking schools, distributing information at health fairs, and much more. Previous health or wellness training is not required, but an interest in living healthfully and helping others do the same is.

Here’s the deal: Master Wellness Volunteers attend 5 classes that include 40 hours of training.   The training will focus on physical activity, nutrition, food safety and food demonstrations, child health, various AgriLife Extension health programs, and more. Volunteer training will be held on the following dates: Friday, February 22, Friday, March 1, 8, 15 and 22.  The training will be held from 9 am to 3 pm.  Cost for materials is $50.  For an application and more information, please contact your local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office at 281-342-3034 or e-mail jdgerke@ag.tamu.edu.

Educational programs conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Texas AgriLife Extension Service  at 281.342.3034 five working days prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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