Volunteer Opportunity

Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) Produce Delivery Volunteer

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Public Health
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: 5 hours/week for 20 weeks from late May through mid-October
Location:

Throughout Boulder County

Program Summary:

Farm to Early Care and Education (ECE) is a nutrition education program that aims to give children ages six months to five years the opportunity to learn about healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables through:
 Gardening
 Cooking activities
 Taste tests
 Field trips
 Farmer visits
 Meals and snacks
 Nutrition lessons

Duties and Responsibilities:

Description of Work: The Child Health Promotion (CHP) Program at Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) is seeking a volunteer to help deliver boxes of produce from local farms to child care program centers throughout Boulder County. The position generally requires 5 hours per week on Tuesday mornings for approximately 20 weeks from late May to mid-October.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Drive to local farms to pick up fresh produce.
• Load boxes/bags of fresh produce and deliver them to local child care program centers in Longmont.

Qualifications and Requirements:

• Must have a reliable personal vehicle that is readily available for business use; minimum liability insurance, as required by the State of Colorado; a valid and current driver’s license; and a driving record in good standing.
• Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and the volunteer must comply with these requirements prior to start date.
• Universal precautions and TB training will be provided by the BCPH employee infection control nurse before the volunteer may begin.
• Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs., stooping, and kneeling.

Contact:

BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3450 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
Phone: 303-441-1163
Email: healthvs@bouldercounty.org

Application Process:

Submit an application online.