The Master Wellness Volunteer Program is an educational campaign with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service focused on helping Angelina County residents learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices. Participants in the Volunteer Program will receive 40 hours of health and wellness education, then return at least 40 hours of service. Master Wellness Volunteer training provides volunteers with the knowledge and tools to deliver research-based information regarding health, nutrition, food safety, and more.
The volunteer opportunities are diverse – giving presentations for local community groups, assisting with cooking demos and food preservation workshops, school gardening projects, distributing information at health fairs, and much more. You do not need previous health or wellness training – just an interest in living healthfully and helping others do the same. Whether you enjoy talking in front of groups or prefer working “behind the scenes” we can find a good fit for you.
We know our volunteers wear many hats and have busy schedules. To make things a little easier and more flexible, Extension has created a new hybrid training model. Training will be a combination of traditional face-to-face classes and online/self-paced study. Training is scheduled to kick-off on Tuesday, March 1st. For more details, check out the MWV Training Syllabus. Also, check out the Master Wellness Volunteer website.
GET SIGNED UP
If you are interested in becoming a Master Wellness Volunteer, please complete a MWV Volunteer Application. Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/MasterWellnessVolunteer. Or register by phone: 979-845-2604.
If you have any questions or want to learn more, I’d love to hear from you. – Joel