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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The Watch UR BAC program, through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation, teaches Texans about the dangers of alcohol and other drug misuses.
Walk Across Texas! is a FREE 8-week program delivered on a web-based platform to help people of all ages achieve and maintain an active lifestyle.
EFNEP helps young families and youth with limited resources, those at risk to suffer from hunger, food insecurity, and the lack of available support systems.