Join our talented team of volunteers! We depend on partnerships and volunteers within our community in order to provide our services and connect our families with healthy resources in Yamhill County.
How do I become a SNACK Intern?
We welcome your interest in working as a SNACK Intern! We currently host 8-10 Linfield College students as Interns each academic year. Our Interns get amazing opportunities to grow as mentors and young professionals. They teach all of our Family Nutrition Education Sessions, take measurements of children’s fitness, assist families in setting and tracking reasonable goals related to food and exercise, record clinical visits in electronic health records, provide activity sessions and cooking workshops for children, and act as a mentor and role model. Our Interns receive high quality training in health education and public health, clinical experience, opportunities for advancement, and a letter of recommendation for career or graduate school upon completion. Perhaps the most rewarding part of being a SNACK intern is the feeling of being a part of the community and positively influencing a young person’s life. Read 2017-2018 Lead Intern Jaime’s take on her SNACK internship experience here. To learn more about becoming a SNACK Intern, please contact the SNACK Program Coordinator.
How do I volunteer?
Not a Linfield Student, but interested in getting involved? Consider becoming a SNACK Volunteer! Volunteers have helped with a number of projects, from providing exercise classes to producing community education events. If you have talents or interests you’d like to contribute to the SNACK Community, please contact the SNACK Program Coordinator.
How can I become a community partner?
If you are part of an organization who may be interested in supporting the SNACK Program, we welcome your groups to become a Community Partner. We are happy to come and give a presentation about our work, discuss collaboration or accept donations! Please contact the SNACK Program Coordinator for more information.
SNACK is housed at Physicians’ Medical Center in McMinnville, where we work closely with pediatricians to provide a seamless transition from wellness checks to SNACK appointments. We work closely with McMinnville Parks & Recreation for events including Mac Monster Mania and Commit to be Fit Healthy Lifestyle Fairs, our SNACK Pass fitness program, and Kids On the Block after school program. We collaborate with classes and individual students from Linfield College every semester to deliver services and programs. We host monthly cooking workshops at the YCAP Food Bank Kitchen, the perfect space for kids and families to learn about nutrition and cooking together.
How do I become a sponsor?
Please contribute to our work by donating today. All of our services are provided for free and your donation will go directly towards purchasing services for our SNACK participants and their families. We are currently hosting our #SNACKGiveAndGo end of the year fundraiser. Please visit our CrowdRise crowdfunding page to make your contribution today!
Hurst’s Berry Farm, Inc. is a local-to-McMinnville, year-round source of fresh berries including kiwiberries, blackberries, cranberries, and more. HBF International partners with SNACK to fund our cooking workshops and provide families with fresh berries at every event.