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Community Education Ambassador

OzHarvest Cairns
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Community Education ambassadors deliver talks to raise awareness about the work that our organisation does to reduce food waste and food insecurity in our community and inspire those listening to become ‘food waste fighter’ heroes. We have a range of curated PowerPoint presentations for you to use, for age specific audiences at primary and secondary schools, universities, and community groups. You may even read our children’s book, Lenny, and the Ants, to the youngest of food waste fighter recruits! The days and times of these talks vary depending on the group making the booking.

FEAST (Food Education and Sustainability Training) is an internally developed program designed to teach kids about sustainability, food waste and nutrition. With fun and interactive activities like cooking ‘wasty’ recipes in the classroom, FEAST invites primary school students to explore the role food plays in our everyday lives and wider society, whilst also considering our ecological footprint. Volunteers will assist classroom teachers and caregiver helpers to run the FEAST practical cooking component of the program smoothly. For this role we require volunteers to commit a minimum 6 weeks (1 day a week for 1-3 hours, day and time dependent on each different school) for the practical component of the FEAST program.

These roles suit positive and energetic volunteers interested in education, who are confident with public speaking, are flexible and dependable, and who are passionate about sustainability and nutrition. Due to the varied nature of the booking venue and timeslots, we understand some volunteers will not be able to commit to every booking. We are growing a team of Education Ambassadors with varying abilities to be able to cover all bookings.