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Natural Awakenings Jacksonville-St. Augustine

Master Food Preservation Volunteer Class Forming

The University of Florida/IFAS, Duval County Extension Service’s Family and Consumer Sciences volunteer program is recruiting volunteers to assist with delivering research-based information and educational programs in the areas of food preservation and nutrition. Master Food and Preservation Volunteers (MFPV) will be trained in best food safety practices, food preservation and nutrition education.

    The MFPV training program will be held virtually and in person at the UF/IFAS Duval County Extension Office, in Jacksonville, from January 25 through February 22—for a total of five consecutive weekly sessions. All training sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. There will be a charge of $75 to cover supplies. Those interested in volunteering can complete the application online at The deadline to accept applications is January 6.

 Location: 1010 N. McDuff Ave. For more information, contact Natasha Parks, Family and Consumer Sciences agent III, at 904-255-7450, ext. 7452, or [email protected]