Volunteer Opportunities

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Get to know your fellow DDA members while promoting health and wellness in the community. The DDA is offering volunteer opportunities throughout the year for RDs, DTRs and students. For more information or to sign up, email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Virtual Culinary Medicine Classes with the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. 

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is currently looking for volunteers to teach our Virtual Culinary Medicine classes on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 – 5:30 pmVolunteers may include dietitians, dietetic interns, graduate and senior year undergraduate nutrition students, and nutrition professionals throughout our community. Because classes are taught from the comfort of their home, each volunteer instructor is provided a $25 Amazon gift card as a thank you, and to cover the cost of groceries. 

Class details: 

  • Participants will attend via Zoom 
  • Instructors have 30 minutes to make a recipe from start to finish while talking through topics of choice. (Examples: nutritional qualities of ingredients used, the origin of the recipe, culinary techniques, substitute ingredients, disease states this could be good for, etc.)
  • Recipe category examples include:
    • Mediterranean
    • Plant-based
    • Heart Healthy
    • Vegetarian/Vegan
    • Around the World Cuisine
    • “Healthified” Recipes (Recipes modified to have a healthier spin)
    • Sports/Athletes
    • Oncology
    • Diabetes
    • Other MNT-related conditions
    • We are open to other ideas too!  


For more information and sign-up instructions, please contact Anita Bancroft at Anita.Bancroft@cuanschutz.edu.  


Cooking Matters at the Store

When: Ongoing
Where: Denver Metro Grocery Stores
Event Details: Shopping Matters, a program of Cooking Matters and Share Our Strength, is a program built to teach families how to shop and eat healthy while on a budget. During Shopping Matters tours, participants practice key food shopping skills like buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices, reading food labels, and identifying whole grain foods.

To volunteer, contact Alex Bergland.
For more information: http://www.cookingmatterscolorado.org/tour-schedule.html


Are You Or Your Organization Looking For Volunteers?

Please email our Volunteer Coordinator with the following information:

  • # of volunteers requested for program/fair
  • How many hours
  • What the expectations are for our participation
  • Topics you would like covered
Please note that we need at least 30 days notice about an opportunity to organize our volunteers. 

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