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We wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for our team of passionate volunteers that work hard to make an impact in the lives of our youth! We offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities – from assisting cooking classes to writing grants and reaching out to sponsors. We are committed to teaching our volunteers as much as possible about the nonprofit sector, working with youth, and the culinary arts.
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OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

We look forward to learning more about you! Please fill out our Volunteer Application, and a team member will contact you soon!

Assist Sprouts Cooking Club’s Afterschool Program Instructors at classes

Sprouts is currently recruiting for some amazing volunteers to assist our After School Culinary Classes for the Winter 2017 series! In the spirit of the holiday season, volunteer at one (or however many you like!) after school class and help adorable kids learn the importance of cooking using REAL ingredients! You’ll get to work hands on with the kiddos teaching them exciting and fun recipes like gnocchi with sage pumpkin sauce, brown rice sushi with pickled vegetables and miso soup, and cinnamon apple preserves with homemade ricotta.
No formal cooking experience is required – just a love for working with kids and trying new recipes! A minimal amount of pre-class prep may be required. Having a car is preferable, however, transportation to the classes can be provided if needed!
Dates: Typically Jan-March (dates vary by school)
Time: Afternoons, approximately 2:30-4:30PM (timing varies by school)
Details: Classes run once a week with up to 12 kids ages 7-12
(we are also offering a Kindergarten class this season!)
Lessons change week-to-week and focus in seasonality and nutrition!
A car is preferred but not required
Class Schedule located here: Fall 2017 Class Schedule
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the online application and email sophie@sproutscookingclub.org for more details on dates and times!

Assist Sprouts Cooking Club’s Event Manager at our weekend in-restaurant classes and birthday parties

Time Commitment: Weekend events only, up to 4/hours an event
Description: This is the perfect opportunity for full-time students and professionals to give back to the community. See first-hand the inner core of a non-profit while hanging with local chefs, cooking with kids, and eating delicious food! As an Event Assistant, you will be assisting our Event Manager at our in-restaurant classes.
Requirements: No formal cooking experience is required – just a love for working with kids and trying new recipes!

Capture high-quality, professional photos from Sprouts Cooking Club programming to be used for marketing purposes, website, and outward communication.

Time Commitment: Up to 4 hours/week including shooting and editing
Description: This is the perfect opportunity for full-time students and professionals to gain experience and add to their portfolio. We rely on high-quality, professional photo documentation to express our narrative to our community. The photos will be sent to the chefs/restaurants participating in our program and the parents that have sent their kids to our classes. This is a great way to get your name out as a photographer and to be credited and published in online articles, magazines, and blogs.
Requirements: Experience in photography (as a hobby or professionally).  Please submit your blog, portfolio, or any relevant materials.

In-office position that focuses on marketing, operations, and office support.

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/week, flexible schedule
Description: We’re looking for highly organized and enthusiastic volunteers to work with us in our co-working space in Oakland.  Responsibilities will include donation solicitation, social media management, and general office support duties.
Requirements: Strong organizational skills, familiarity and comfort with social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook), interest in community development.
Be a Sprouts Chef Instructor!
Share your passion for cooking with the next generation of chefs!
Are you a chef? Do you have professional cooking experience? Do you love working with kids, and want to give back to your community? Come teach cooking classes with Sprouts!
We are currently looking for volunteer Chef Instructors that are passionate about Alice Water’s mission to educate kids about the importance of nutrition and cooking! You’ll get to work hands-on with our chef kiddos who are so excited to get cookin’ in the kitchen with you! It’s a super rewarding way to use your culinary chops in a fun and exciting environment!
We are looking for motivated, personable instructors interested in nutrition and passionate about cooking. Strong leadership, an appreciation for community service, quick thinking and adaptability to new environments are all key qualities that we look for as we interview potential team members.
We hope you join us for a season of delicious food and tons of cooking with fun and energetic kid chefs!
Dates and Time Commitment:
2 to 4 events per month
Weekend availability preferred!
Weekday availability for our Winter Camp series!
Sample Weekend Schedule:
Sunday Pumpkin Souffle class
11-1PM, with a half hour for setup and cleanup
Sample Winter Camp Schedule:
Tuesday Butternut Squash Soup and Croque Monsieur class
12-3PM, with a half hour for setup and cleanup
Location:
We partner with Girls Inc in Downtown Oakland at their beautiful kitchen space!
Class Details:
Class size range from 12-17 kids
Ages range between 7-12
Lesson plans and ingredients will be provided!
How to Apply:
We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to our Team Director dayton@sproutscookingclub.org:
Resume
Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position.
Rolling applications! Apply today!

Instruct or Assist our Culinary Nutrition Classes

Description: Sprouts is currently recruiting for some amazing volunteers to teach and assist our In-School Culinary Classes for the Summer series! Volunteer at one of our two in-school class series running this July and help adorable kids learn the importance of cooking using REAL ingredients! You’ll get to work hands on with the kiddos teaching them exciting and fun recipes like gnocchi with sage pumpkin sauce, brown rice sushi with pickled vegetables and miso soup, and cinnamon apple preserves with homemade ricotta.
No formal cooking experience is required – just a love for working with kids and trying new recipes! A minimal amount of pre-class prep may be required. Having a car is preferable.
Class Information:
Class 1 Class 2
12:00PM – 1:00PM 8:30AM – 12:30PM
Monday – Friday, July 17th to August 4th Monday – Friday, July 24th to July 28th
JEI Center, Millbrae CA Haight Elementary, Alameda CA
Details: Classes run Monday – Friday with up to 12 kids ages 7-12. Lessons change day-to-day and focus in seasonality and nutrition! If you are interested in applying, please email sophie@sproutscookingclub.org for more details on dates and times!
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BAY : (207) 233-2757
NYC : (814) 853-2804
Sprouts Locations

KITCHEN OFFICES
Girls Inc. Oakland
510 16th street
Oakland CA 94612
Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway
Oakland CA 94612

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