Food Programming Volunteers

  • Do you enjoy cooking and sharing your enthusiasm with others?
  • Are you concerned about food security issues in your community?
  • Do you want to learn new skills and meet new people?

Get Your Apron On!

Help us whip up a variety of edible and educational experiences for all ages. We're planning a series of food programs promoting the joy of cooking and the benefits of healthy eating.

We’ll provide everything you need. And yes, even the apron.

How to get started 

  1. Take a look below at what opportunities need your help.
  2. Click the “Volunteer Now” link to submit your online application.
  3. Library staff will connect with you to set up a brief, virtual interview.

Keep checking back. We'll be adding new projects.


Snack Packs

Who will you be helping? Community members who need an extra grab and go source of healthy food.

Who are you? You enjoy being part of a team and take pride in supporting your community by helping to address food issues.

What will you be doing? Once a week, for a 2-3 hour shift, you will join a small group of other volunteers and staff in assembling small paper bags of snack food. 

Halifax Central
Wednesdays | 1:00-3:00 PM


Teen2Chef Food Skills

Who will you be helping? Teens ages 13-18 who are keen to learn a few food skills.

Who are you? You love food and working with young people. You are patient and like seeing people discover a new interest and learn a new skill.

What will you be doing? You will help teens to improve their cooking skills, encourage them to try new foods, and learn how nutrition and healthy eating contribute to their overall health. Your help includes program preparation, assisting the program leader and participants during the session, and helping with clean-up.

Sackville Public Library
Tuesdays | 6:00-8:00 PM
May 10-July 12


Kids in the Kitchen Delivery

Who will you be helping? Families in your community who need assistance in accessing healthy food and creating affordable healthy meals at home.

Who are you? You enjoy being part of a team and take pride in supporting your community by helping to address food issues through removing barriers to healthy food and food literacy.

What will you be doing? Once a week, on a set day, you will pick up your “In the Kitchen” delivery boxes from your assigned library and deliver them to the registered participants in the program. There may be additional positions available for packing of the boxes, depending on location.

Halifax North
Fridays/Saturdays

Woodlawn
Friday afternoons


Volunteer Now!

Questions? Email mackenh@halifax.ca

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