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.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss available opportunities.
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 throughout the year such as the Clarke County Fair 4-H Buyers' Breakfast and Luncheon and the 4-H Leaders' Dinner and Auction. 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.
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 area property and home owners. You will find our Master Gardeners answering questions and handing out publications on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m.-noon at the Spring/Summer Farmers' Market (May-October) and the Winter Farmers' Market (limited days during November-April). You can also call the Extension Office, and we will get your question to a Master Gardener.
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 advocate for Extension and its programs.