General Information

  • Volunteer Opportunities / Responsibilities: Do you love spending time in the kitchen? Do you enjoy working with kids? Then become a Common Threads Small Bites Educator and get DC's kids cooking for life!

    What is Small Bites?
    This program teaches preK-8th grade students about nutrition and healthy cooking through a series of eight lessons combining nutrition and knife-free cooking. The lessons give students the opportunity
    to connect math, language arts and science concepts to hands-on cooking experiences that provide them with the tools to create their own healthy snacks.

    To be a Small Bites Educator, you will need:

    A Passion for Nutrition & Healthy Eating
    - Our volunteers are role models for our students in the ways they talk about and engage with the healthy recipes we prepare during class
    - Volunteers arrive 15 minutes before class and stay up to 30 minutes afterwards to help wrap-up.

    A Desire to Teach Children
    - Our volunteers work directly with the students, supervising, encouraging, and assisting them in following the recipes and preparing meals

    Nothing Else! Common Threads Will Provide
    - Curriculum including all the nutrition education lessons for you to teach
    - A stipend for groceries so you and the whole class can assemble healthy snacks together
  • Types of Volunteers Needed: individual/adult; individual/college; adult groups of less than 5
  • Hours Needed: business hours during the week