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 SignUp.com
2. Enter your email address (register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Here are two helpful “how-to” YouTube videos to help you use SignUp.com:
How to Sign-Up on Sign-Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUFby8xIKTI
Accessing & Changing Spots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np49K4-OgAM
Volunteer Staffing is needed to work the Extension front desk. Register to volunteer on Sign Up. Sign up at http://signup.com/go/9dN4hZ
VOLUNTEER at Sojourners
Sojourners work day has been rescheduled for November 26: 10am. Finish projects for the season. Moving 2 boxwoods and replanting. Planting hydrangea, finish planting bulbs along boxwoods inside sitting/play area and dig and place rock in drainage ditch next to outside courtyard. This will be our last work party for Sojourners until Spring and nicer weather. Contact Lynn Watts – email@example.com or
Carol Costello – Carolac@suddenlink.net
Sojourner’s plant care plan
If you’d like 1-2 hours CE or volunteer for putting together a detailed sheet on how to maintain a plant or shrub, please send an email to Carolee at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll get a template, a plant name, and an example. Your completed template will be due on December 15.
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.
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
South Charleston library
1 hour CE
Register with Sara Welch firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-755-1665
Learn to effectively use your cold frame and maximize its potential to extend the growing season. Bill showed us a few years how to build a cold frame and he is back to show us how to use it to best advantage.
Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies
3475 Teays Valley Road
1 hour CE
Register with Sheri Meadows Grammysheri2@aol.com
The owner Rob will talk about mini evergreens and how to use them in your gardening scheme. He will also have some mini evergreens for sale. Additionally, “kill two birds with one stone” and shop this charming shop full of Christmas presents for the nature lovers on your list. We will have exclusive after-hour access after the CE session.
Additional 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.
Join us at the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference<http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/2017imgc/>, July 10-14, 2017 in Portland, OR.
Online CE Opportunities
Online eXtension webinars (recorded version) for CE credit (report actual time)
All Bugs, Good and Bad Webinar Series: click HERE