Master Wellness Volunteer Program

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Master Wellness Volunteers receive 40 hours of training related to health, nutrition, food safety, and other topics and serve a 40-hour internship in their county.


Andrew Crocker
Senior Extension Program Specialist

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service leverages the reach of its health and nutrition programs through Master Wellness Volunteers. Master Wellness Volunteers receive 40 hours of education and training related to health, nutrition, and food safety, among other topics, and serve a 40-hour internship alongside their local County Extension Agent. Once certified, Master Wellness Volunteers provide outreach and education with and through their local County Extension Agent to help Texans better their lives.
Volunteer opportunities are diverse and may include giving presentations for local community groups, assisting with healthy cooking demonstrations, distributing information at health fairs, working with schools and after-school programs, and data entry. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service also encourages Master Wellness Volunteers to help identify issues, needs, and program priorities based on their experience and connections with the community. Previous health or wellness training is not required but an interest in living healthfully, and helping others do the same, is.

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