Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Service Opportunities
There are many exciting opportunities for Extension Master Gardeners to fulfill their volunteer commitment in Chatham County. These include:
- Demonstration Gardens – Help us plan, develop and maintain an educational demonstration garden at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center. The garden will display sustainable gardening and ecological design principles and serve as a training lab for volunteers and the public
- Public Outreach – Provide information on sustainable gardening to local residents and groups through talks and demonstrations, articles, social media and other methods
- Plant Clinic – Help staff a gardening hotline that provides advice and educational assistance to local residents. Promote the Extension Master Gardener Program and answer gardening questions at local events, farmers markets, and festivals
- Educational Resources – Develop educational resources for Chatham County residents, including lists of recommended plants for sustainable landscapes
- Youth Outreach – Develop and lead gardening and environmental education activities for youth participating in 4-H summer camp and other 4-H events
- School Outreach – Work with our school outreach team to deliver lessons on butterflies and pollinators to 2nd grade classes that participate in the 4-H Life Cycles program
- Program Management – Assist with management of the EMG Program. For example, help plan training classes and field trips, assist the technology team with keeping our website up to date, or facilitate communication through newsletters, monthly meetings and/or social media.
- Fundraising – Help plan, promote and deliver fundraisers, assist with grant applications, and seek resources to support our educational outreach efforts.
As our program expands, additional opportunities will develop to support and expand our educational outreach programs.
- Review slides from our Information Session on how to become an Extension Master Gardener
- 2017 Extension Master Gardener Training Schedule
- Download an Application Packet
- Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Chatham County
- Frequently Asked Questions about the EMG Program
- NC Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Guidelines