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 Volunteer Opportunities

Chef Instructors teach the nationally recognized Cooking Matters 6-week course, using recipes and booklets provided for each class. With support from assistant volunteers, Chef Instructors lead the class through hands-on training and deliver cooking course material including cooking, nutrition, food budgeting and food safety/sanitation messages.

Time Commitment: 2 hour on-site orientation the week prior to the start of class; 2-3 hours/week for the 6-week course plus additional time to plan and prepare for lesson delivery.

Chef Assistants support the Chef Instructor by assisting students, co-coordinating shopping for class food, helping with class prep, clean up, and other duties as needed.

Time Commitment: 2 hour on-site orientation the week prior to the start of class; 2-3 hours/week for the 6-week course plus additional time to plan and prepare for lesson delivery.

Garden Educators work in teams of 2 to 3 to teach the 6-week Seed to Supper Basic Gardening series. In collaboration with our host agencies,classes are held throughout Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties.

Time Commitment:  2.5 hours/ week for 6 weeks, plus orientation and training time

Garden Mentors work with Seed to Supper Garden Educators to implement the hands-on learning, 6-week Seed to Supper Basic Gardening series. The classroom sessions are held with host partners throughout Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson counties. Seed to Supper classes are augmented with hands-on learning in gardens, either on-the-ground, in raised beds, or with containers. Garden Mentors assist in this hands-on learning throughout the growing season.

Time Commitment:  2 hour on-site orientation the week prior to the start of class; 2-3 hours/week for the 6-week course typically held in Spring.  Dependent on course circumstances: approx. 1 hour/week during growing season

This position is not currently available.

To help combat food waste and utilize the fresh food we have in Central Oregon, Food Access Advocates help to recover fresh food at farmers markets to be distributed through NeighborImpact to local pantries and food shelves. Food Access Advocates encourage community members, gardeners and farmers to donate their excess fresh produce. We have a booth for fresh food donation collection at the Northwest Crossing Farmers Market and the Downtown Bend Farmers Market.

Time Commitment: Wednesday 3-9 at the Downtown Market or Saturday 9-3 at Northwest Crossing Farmers Market.

HDFFA is on a mission to mitigate food waste and increase access to fresh healthy food. Through our Grow & Give program, we partner with local farms and organize on-farm harvest events where we glean extra produce that may otherwise go to waste. Our Glean Team is an on-call harvest crew, ready to help get edible produce out of the field and to the food bank.

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours per gleaning event, timing varies

Please email us for more info or to get signed up!

Every year we print thousands of copies of Food and Farm Directories to help educate the public about ways to get to know local farmers and purchase their products. We need individuals who are willing to distribute our Directories to our partners and other distribution sites. A Distributor for each county would be preferred.  Volunteer must have transportation.

Time Commitment: varies in May and June

Do you have an area of expertise or other skills that you’d like to share with us? Email us to see if HDFFA is a good fit!

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