Nutrition Volunteer Program

Students working towards a degree in either nutrition/dietetics or nutrition science are strongly encouraged to participate in a wide-range of nutrition-related volunteer experiences. In order to be eligible to apply to a post-graduation internship, dietetic students should acquire 250 hours of nutrition-related volunteer experience by their junior year.

The Shaw Center, with generous support from the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition and the Dean’s Office in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, employs undergraduate student leadership interns who focus on developing community engagement opportunities specifically for students within that college.

By volunteering through the Shaw Center, our interns can help guide you through the process of finding nutrition-related volunteer opportunities, whether you are in interested in volunteering on a short-term basis or through programs such as Books and Cooks! and Cooking on the Hillside.

Click here to learn more about the David B. Falk Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition.


Cooking on the Hillside

Hillside Family of Agencies is one of the largest non-profit agencies in New York State and has been a cornerstone of the Rochester, NY, community for more than 170 years. The Cooking on the Hillside program is part of an after school program aimed at teaching adolescents about nutrition as well as cooking. Syracuse University nutrition volunteers go once a week to teach a nutrition lesson along with help the students prepare a recipe that corresponds to the lesson. The last session of the year is dedicated to an iron chef formatted cooking competition in which the students divide into teams with an SU mentor to prepare a healthy and delicious dish using what they have learned throughout the semester. During the competition; all students who have participated throughout the semester are welcome to join the celebration.