Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Parker County is seeking participants for its Master Wellness Volunteer program. Master Wellness Volunteers (MWV) undergo 40 hours of training on health, nutrition and food safety and are then empowered to provide outreach and education, helping reduce the burden of chronic conditions in Texans and Texas’ communities. We welcome participation from anyone interested in promoting health and wellness: college students, employees, retirees – anyone!
The volunteer program expands the outreach of health and wellness education programs in Parker County. The volunteer opportunities are diverse including giving presentations to local community groups, teaching classes to any age group about the importance of good nutrition and health. Leading and assisting weight-loss classes, memory classes, and healthy cooking schools.
Volunteers can assist with cooking schools, Walk Across Texas, Do Well Be Well with Diabetes classes, distributing information at health fairs, create newsletters, fliers and much more. Previous health or wellness training is not required.
A statewide volunteer training will begin Tuesday, Jan. 23. The Parker County Extension Office will be one of the sites for the first training, which is face to face. The last class which will also be face to face will be on Wednesday, Feb. 28. There will be three other online study classes to complete between Jan. 23 and Feb. 28. The face to face classes will take place at the Parker County Extension Office located at 604 North Main Street in Weatherford.
The cost is $75 and $25 for college students. Participants can register online at http://agrilife.org/mwv, The deadline to register is January 15, 2017. For more information, please contact Parker County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office at 817-598-6168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.