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Virginia Cooperative Extension relies on volunteers to accomplish its mission. We believe that active citizen involvement in our programs makes a difference in our success. The work of volunteers at the local level helps us leverage our paid faculty and staff resources into a much greater impact for the people of Virginia.

There are many ways you can get involved with us. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss available opportunities.

4-H Volunteers

As a 4-H Volunteer, You Can...
-Lead youth within school-based, after-school, and community clubs.
-Serve as a chaperone, board member, judge, or club leader.
-Develop and support community service opportunities for youth to make a difference in their communities.

Share Your Interests
If you are interested in leading a project-based club, you can share your expertise to provide young people with learning opportunities as varied as rocketry, GPS mapping, public speaking, agricultural science, photography, community service, and so much more. Using research-based 4-H project curriculum, you will have the resources to learn as you teach. Either way, you will have the support you need from your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office.

Join with Your Family
Interested in joining 4-H with your children? Families involved in 4-H report that they work better together by scheduling time to focus on developing communication skills, setting goals, and experiencing family-wide learning opportunities.

Get Started
There are many ways that you can get involved with Clarke County 4-H. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our office.

Virginia Association of Adult 4-H Volunteer Leaders

Clarke County 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Association

The Clarke County 4-H Leaders' Association supports the activities of our 4-H program through fundraising and other volunteer efforts. They sponsor many events througout the year such as the Clarke County Fair 4-H Buyers' Breakfast and Luncheon and the 4-H Achievement Banquet. The Clarke County 4-H Leaders' Association meets every other month on the 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Clarke County Extension Office. 

Clarke County Extension Leadership Council (ELC)

An ELC is composed of a diverse group of salaried and volunteer staff who truly own an ever-changing Cooperative Extension program in their planning area. The ELC assumes responsibility not only for identifying the needs and concerns that exist in their planning area, but also share a commitment to determine solutions, implementing them, and evaluating and reporting results. The diversity of the group enhances discussions, deliberating, and actions. In addition, there is a recognition that each person brings unique experiences and information that will contribute to the process. The ELC serves as an advocation for Extension and its programs.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners

Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Master Gardeners are volunteer educators within our community who serve the public by assisting local Extension Agents by providing sound and practical gardening information to our area property and home owners.
You can call the Extension Office and we will get your question to a Master Gardener.

For more information, visit the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners website.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Volunteers

Master Financial Education Volunteers receive training on topics such as savings, investments, mortgages, making a spending plan, managing your credit, and much more. These tools allow the volunteer to improve the financial capability of those in the community through classroom sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and established Virginia Cooperative Extension programs.
For more information, visit the Northern Shenandoah Valley Financial Education Program website.