Are you passionate about children, healthy eating, and physical activity? If so, be an intern or volunteer with Fit4Kids — the only organization in the Richmond region focused solely on preventing childhood obesity.
Interns and Volunteers have assisted Fit4Kids with Active Recess, Food Explorers, Learning Gardens, Eat Fresh RPS, Safe Routes to Schools, Health Fairs, BMI Data Collection, and many other special events.
Intern with us!
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving children’s health and wellness and reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity in the Richmond region.
We’re currently seeking interns for Spring 2020! Interns will have the opportunity to work directly with students at programs like Eat Fresh RPS, Learning Gardens, Safe Routes to Schools, Game On, Girl! and Active Recess. Interns will also assist staff with administrative tasks, data collection and entry, social media, blog posts, e-newsletters, and more to achieve organizational goals.
Ideal candidates are self-motivated, enthusiastic, able to work independently and collaboratively, adaptable, patient, able to work well with children, and able to provide their own transportation to programming sites (as much of our programming is done off-site!). Prior experience with health and nutrition is not necessary; however, a passion for both is highly encouraged.
On-site training will be provided. Applicants are required to submit to a background check prior to service with Fit4Kids.
The internship will be 10-20 hours a week, January – early May. Candidates must be available on a M/W or T/R schedule, with availability 1-6pm, to fulfill after-school programmatic needs. No stipend provided.
Public Health, Anthropology, Sociology, Social Work, and Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science (HPEX) majors are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as student-athletes, intramural athletes, and individuals with group fitness and coaching experience. Individuals with Spanish-speaking proficiencies are also encouraged to apply.
To get involved with Fit4Kids, email Kayla at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach a copy of your resume, cover letter, and course requirements, if applicable.
Volunteer with us!
Fruit and Veggie Week with Richmond Public Schools – Nov. 18-22
Fruit and Veggie Week is an easy way for students to try fruits and vegetables at no consequence! We need your help to make this a success!! Volunteers will:
- Assist cafeteria staff in portioning fruit and veggie samples
- Distribute samples to students
- Educate and encourage students to try new items
Garden Work Day
Gather your friends and family and come out to work in a garden. This half-day opportunity will give you and your group the chance to help clean up an existing garden space or install a new garden. (When: TBD, Fall and Winter)
INTERESTED? Email our Garden Coordinator, Sara Artiglia at email@example.com, to express interest in a Garden Work Day!