Nutrition Initiative at the Shaw Center

Nutrition Initiative at the Shaw Center

The Nutrition Initiative at the Shaw Center is looking for volunteers for our three programs! We encourage you to participate in one (or more) of the volunteer opportunities detailed below! These programs provide volunteer hours, resume experience, and a chance to practice what you are learning in the classroom. 

Books and Cooks! is a program that works with 5th graders at a local elementary school. Each lesson is centered around a specific country and culture, accompanied by a recipe prepared with the whole group. The program concludes with a final celebration reviewing all nutrition, cooking, and country lessons. The tentative day for this program is Friday afternoons. Transportation is provided. 

Cooking on the Hillside is an after school program that works with high school students to teach basic cooking skills, recipe reading and nutritional concepts each week. This tentative day for this program is Monday or Tuesday afternoons.The program takes place at Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection and transportation is provided. 

Food Busters is a program that works with high school students at Henninger High School to apply nutrition concepts to biomedical lessons. Each lesson will be based around a different nutrition and food science theme. The tentative day for this program is Friday afternoonsand transportation is provided.

If you are interested in any of these programs, please fill out the attached application and send it to our email at nsdvolunteer@syr.eduPlease then sign up for your informal interview with the link below to become a volunteer. The application will close on Friday, September 16th at noon and the last interview slot will be Thursday, September 22nd. If you havefurther questions email us at

We look forward to your involvement! 

Interview Sign-up:

Thank you,

The Nutrition Initiative Leadership Interns