Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Vetri Community Partnership! Volunteers are a vital aspect to our programming, and we are always excited to on-board interested candidates. VCP offers unique volunteer opportunities in regards to healthy eating, nutrition education, and hands-on engagement.

How do I become a volunteer? 

  1. Create a volunteer profile here!
  2. Sign up for a volunteer orientation that accommodates to your schedule (orientation is required for all new volunteers).
    • Can’t find an orientation time that works for you? Set up a phone call with our Community Engagement Coordinator, Ridhdhi Parmar – ridhdhi@vetricommunity.org
  3. Provide 3 required clearances at orientation or email them to Ridhdhi as they are acquired (please see below for more information on clearances).
  4. Attend orientation.
  5. Now you are an official volunteer!
  6. Sign up for volunteer opportunities as they are posted on VolunteerHub!

Required Clearances

We require all volunteers to obtain three background checks:

  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check (PATCH)
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • FBI Fingerprints OR PA Resident Affidavit *IF YOU HAVE LIVED IN PA FOR 10 OR MORE YEARS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE FINGERPRINTED – WE HAVE AN AFFIDAVIT FOR YOU TO SIGN INSTEAD* 

For step-by-step instructions on how to obtain these clearances, click here.

To review our official Clearances Policy click here.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Vetri Cooking Lab

Vetri Cooking Lab (VCL) is an after-school program designed for students in 4th grade and up in Philadelphia and Camden that focuses on cooking, nutrition, and food education featuring STEM core concepts. The program is designed to help students become educated food consumers by arming them with knowledge about why real food is best coupled with hands-on preparation of nutritious food items.

Click here for a detailed role description.


My Daughter’s Kitchen

My Daughter’s Kitchen, a partnership with the Philadelphia Inquirer, started with the simple goal of teaching kids to cook healthy, affordable meals from scratch. The 8-week after-school cooking program is volunteer taught and takes students from groceries in the bag to a family-style dinner on the table.

Click here for a detailed role description.


EAT360

EAT360 is our SNAP-ed funded, flagship program that offers nutrition education and direct service in our partner schools, during school-time! Our EAT360 Program coordinators lead our hands-on nutrition education programming in both the classroom and cafeteria environment. With positive intentions our EAT360 team works to transform the theory and setting of both exposure to culinary education in school, as well as, the lunchtime experience.

Click here for a detailed role description.


Mobile Teaching Kitchen

We’re bringing the culinary classroom to the curbside in the communities that we serve. The Mobile Teaching Kitchen arrives on-site at schools, farmers markets and community events with tables, cooking equipment, speakers and more to create a hands-on cooking demonstration experience.

Click here for a detailed role description.


Group Day of Service Volunteering

EAT360
Occasionally, we can accommodate groups of volunteers at our EAT360 partner schools. Please fill out this survey to see if your group would be eligible: Group Volunteering Form

For more information about volunteering, email us at info@vetricommunity.org. Thank you.