Volunteer Projects & Continuing Education
Make sure your certification stays current by getting your volunteer and continuing education hours. All current Extension Master Gardeners must complete 20 hours of volunteer service and 10 hours of continuing education credits each year. The Due Date is: September 1st.
Submit hours here.
All volunteers must go through a vetting process. If you haven’t completed a volunteer application form within the last year and completed a signed code of conduct , you must do so to continue as a Master Gardener.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
To Submit a New Volunteer Project, Click HERE
To sign up for a work party or class that is being offered (CE or Volunteer), please follow these instructions:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot
2. Enter your email address (register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Ruthlawn Elementary Continuing Volunteer Opportunity
Assist elementary school junior Master Gardeners with planning, watering, and harvesting. Contact Bev Stern, 1st grade teacher, 304.415.4254 for additional information and to volunteer.
SEASONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
HARRY’S GARDEN – Coonskin Park
MANNA MEAL GARDEN – Rock Lake
If you need volunteer hours, both Harry’s Garden and Manna Meal’s Garden are a great way to get lots of hours and meet your fellow gardeners.
Harry’s Garden work dates:
All times 8:30 am. Bring gloves and tools. Contact Carolee Felber at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Manna Meal is always looking for volunteers to work on their garden. Hours are 9 to 11 on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Wear sturdy shoes and bring hand tools and water. Located at the old Rock Lake Pool in Dunbar.
Contact Carolee Felber at email@example.com for general questions or ask to be on the weekly email list firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Opportunity: Festivall Children’s Art Fair
Saturday June 25 10am-6pm
On Capitol Street next to the library
Need 2-3 volunteers per 2 hour slot. Sign up at Volunteer Spot for as many hours as you’d like. Work with children to create a make and take MG related craft. Please contact MG leader Carol Throckmorton: email@example.com or 304.542.0987 with questions. Here’s the FestivALL VolunteerSpot link: http://vols.pt/LYHzti
Volunteer Opportunity: BridgeFest
Tuesday June 28 6-9:30 pm
Need 1-2 leaders to select the activity and to coordinate volunteers. Please contact Carolee Felber: firstname.lastname@example.org or 304.543.2311 by May 20 if you are interested in leading this event.
Upcoming CE Opportunities
Please note that a number of our CE opportunities require a minimum number of participants, so if you are planning to attend, please call now to register for these events so that they won’t be cancelled.
If class times vary from the announced schedule, please report actual time attended.
The CE Committee welcomes volunteers to join the group. If you are interested, please contact Sara Welch at email@example.com
Container Gardening Workshop
6 PM at Valley Gardens
Staff will assist attendees with the basics of building a summer container garden. Bring your own container; soil and plants will be available for purchase. Please register with Sarah Welch firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will close at noon on May 3 to permit Valley Garden time to purchase supplies for the workshop.
Workshops to help beginning and experienced gardeners are being held this month in Huntington. West Virginia State University Extension Service will present the workshops starting at 10 a.m. May 24 at Heritage Farm Museum and Village. The workshops are free and are supported by the U.S. Agriculture Department 2501 Grant Program. The workshops will cover topics such as small fruit production and alternative growing methods. Included are bramble production, container gardening, post-harvest handling and cold storage, and aquaponics systems and fish selection. To register, contact Extension Agent Randy Ross at 808-208-5099 or email@example.com
More CE Opportunities
A gardening DVD has been approved for CE credit: “An Introduction to Plant Propagation” 635 I61 is available from South Charleston Library and possibly other libraries as well.
Online CE Opportunities
Online eXtension webinars (recorded version) for CE credit (report actual time)
All Bugs, Good and Bad Webinar Series: click HERE