Volunteer – PAD Culinary Coach

Promote positive adolescent development at the PAD. Create opportunities for youth, ages 13-17, to make positive choices by encouraging community cooking.


2+ hours per week, 3 months minimum

• Collaborate with youth to prepare community meals
• Teach youth cooking techniques
• Introduce youth to basic nutrition
• Encourage healthy food choices
• Clean-up workspace
• Be a positive role model
• Encourage participation
• Maintain a safe environment
• Protect the privacy of the youth
• Respond to program emergencies appropriately
• Utilize appropriate behavioral interventions if necessary
• Communicate clearly with PAD Staff Supervisor and staff

Must be at least 21-years of age
Must have a Food Handler’s Permit
Must pass background check
Must test negative on a TB test
Must have or acquire CPR, First Aid, HIV / AIDS training
Sensitivity and responsive to diversity
Experience working with youth, preferred but not required

If you are interested in learning more about this position, please contact Kelsey Peronto at Kelseyp@nwys.org.