FoodPrints integrates gardening, cooking, and nutrition education into the curriculum at partner schools in Washington, DC. Our expert educators teach hands-on, standards-based lessons that get students excited about growing, preparing and enjoying fresh, local whole foods and bring science, math and social studies to life; with the goal of improving health outcomes of children and families.
There will be many opportunities to volunteer in our classrooms and gardens at a number of local elementary schools around DC, beginning in September! Due to FoodPrints classes adapting to COVID-19 precautionary measures, proof of full COVID vaccination is required to work with students in FoodPrints classes.
Volunteer in the classroom:
**DCPS Volunteer Clearance is required before volunteering in any of our classrooms.**
Please follow THIS GUIDE to complete your clearance. Average processing time is about 2-3 weeks.
The commitment for a weekly volunteer is 2-4 hours/week during the school day (M-F 8:30am-5:30pm).
To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer in the garden:
No DCPS clearance needed. Weekly opportunity on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30pm at the school garden on 2425 N St NW. Additional opportunities posted periodically. To sign up, go to the "Explore" tab, search "FoodPrints", choose the event you want to sign up for, click the green "Register" button in the top right corner and follow the steps to complete the registration.