Last updated: 09/20/15
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Volunteer with the SDA
Seniors, we are also looking for mentors who can pair up with a mentee this year. This is a great way to gain leadership skills and share your wisdom to juniors. We know senior year is really busy, so we ask that you connect with your mentee at least once a month or more if the mentee needs it. Communication can range from meeting up with the mentee or connecting by email or text messages.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please email Jackie Gaytan & Maryn Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
SFSU Farmer's Market
The SDA Farmer’s Market Committee holds tablings every other Thursday at the SFSU farmer's market (between Humanities & Arts buildings) from 11am - 1pm. We promote awareness about various nutrition and wellness related topics and demo healthy recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients. If you are interested in joining us, we encourage you to come and participate in these fun events. We welcome any suggestions for tabling themes and demo recipes, as well as general help out! Getting involved will also count towards your community nutrition hours and look great on a resume. For more information, please email the subcommittee co-leaders Danielle & Maedbh at SFSU.SDA.FarmersMarket@gmail.com. Click to follow us on Instagram!
A 6-8 week program in which volunteers receive the chance for an hour, once a week, to visit kindergarten classrooms to read, teach and taste-test healthy foods through interactive lessons that encourage children to choose healthy foods and increase their daily physical activity.
If you are interested in joining our committee email us at email@example.com for more information, Maryn Brown.
SDA Newsletter Contributor
Be a SDA Newsletter Contributor! The SDA releases a monthly newsletter gathering information about the program, volunteer opportunities, clubs and interest groups, recipes, or any other dietetics related topic you'd like. Becoming a contributor is a great way to get recognized by your peers and also great to add to a resume. Please contact Lisa Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We would love to feature you in upcoming issues!
EDucate strives to provide education, raise awareness, and offer resources regarding eating disorders and disordered eating to students at SFSU. We will be hosting speakers and workshops throughout the school year, as well as tabling on campus for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week in February.
CPMC (four campuses in SF)
"I have been volunteering at the CPMC St. Luke's campus since February of 2015. I feel very comfortable at St. Luke's and always have a variety of tasks. The dietitians on staff allow me to shadow them from time to time which provides me with insight and experience." Katie Wilks
UCSF (campuses spread throughout SF)
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
"I really enjoy volunteering at the VA because they really let the volunteers get hands-on experience with the patients. Performing nutrition assessments on mild patients and calorie counts are a small part of what I do. The requirement is 4 hours a week and time flies!" Tara Condell
"GLIDE serves 3 meals a day, 365 days a week. Volunteering is on a drop-in basis and there is an online calendar to sign up to serve meals in 2 hour shifts. The morning/prep shift is cutting vegetables/setup while the breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts are made up of serving food and helping to clean up the dining room. Super easy and you work with people from all walks of life." Kristina Todini
Project Open Hand
"I worked for Project Open Hands Senior Lunch Program and it was very rewarding/heartwarming. You prepare food and serve it and the people there are so appreciative and tell you that you made their day with your generosity and smile."
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
18 Reasons: Cooking Matters
Teach nutrition or cooking classes once a week in 18 Reasons' Cooking Matters 6 week class series. The lessons are provided for you and it is basic nutrition so it is stuff you already know and do not really need to study! You learn a lot about interactive, discussion based teaching.
Homeless Prenatal Program
"I visited this program and saw the amazing things they were doing for homeless and impoverished pregnant women/families. At the time (fall 2013) they did not have specific nutrition volunteer positions but I know they were looking to set up a wellness center nutrition program in the future. Worth checking out, awesome place!" Kristina Todini
The Vista Room is always looking for volunteers. Please contact Alicia Connor, RD (aconnor[@]sfsu.edu) for more information.
Alta Bates (Berkeley)
Children's Hospital (Oakland)
John Muir Medical Center (Concord, Brentwood, Walnut Creek)
Kaiser (Alameda, Oakland, Richmond, Pinole)
Alameda Health System (Oakland)
Edible Schoolyard (Berkeley)
There is a 6 month waiting list to volunteer but it looks great on a resume because of the project started by Alice Waters.
Community Food Bank (Alameda)
- Meals on Wheels is always in need of volunteers. For more information and details on how to become a volunteer, please contact Diane Luce at email@example.com
- San Mateo Medical Center has many flexible volunteer opportunities including eligibility screening for the Meals on Wheels Program and various patient service projects. If interested, please contact Ankita Sachdev, Patient Services Manager at San Mateo Medical Center, at ASachdev@Smcgov.org or (650) 573-3988