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How to Join the 2024 Training Cohort

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Who can join?

Anyone interested in working with N.C. Cooperative Extension staff, state and county partners, and fellow EMFVs, to teach families and individuals skills that will help develop overall wellness. Ideal candidates are those who are committed to helping better their local community.

Upcoming Interest Meeting

Our first interest meetings of the new year will be on February 1st, 2024 in person. One will be held in the morning from 11:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. The second will be from 5:30 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m.

Please fill out the following interest form to receive more information about the program and our interest meetings. If you cannot attend one of the interest meetings, you are still eligible to apply! Please call our office if you have any questions about the application or the program. 

Application Process

Applications for the 2024 cohort are available for pickup starting February 1st at our interest meetings or during regular business hours at the McSwain Center. EMFV volunteer applications are due on March 1st. The applications will be reviewed by Extension agents in March, and volunteer interviews will be conducted during the first week of April. Selected volunteers will begin training in late April. 

Training Information

The mandatory EMFV volunteer in-person training will be held every  Tuesday starting April 30th through July 2nd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.. The training costs is $30 per volunteer. This fee covers various materials for the volunteer, including a personal name tag and apron. Additionally, it covers the costs of program training documents, specialist time/support, monthly continuing education, and more. If costs are a barrier to joining the cohort, please do not hesitate to let us know! We do not want the fee to deter committed volunteers.