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.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss available opportunities. There are many ways you can get involved with us including through participation with the Master Gardeners or as an adult volunteer with our 4-H program.
Extension Master Gardeners are trained volunteer educators. They work within their local communities to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management education and training. As an educational outreach component of Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Master Gardener program brings the resources of Virginia’s land-grant universities – Virginia Tech and Virginia State University – to the people of the commonwealth. All volunteers are trained and have at least 50 hours of horticultural classes and return at least 50 hours of volunteer community service through their local Extension office. Click here to learn more about the program, or find out more about the local Danville Master Gardeners Association.
The Danville 4-H program is always in need of adults to work with our area youth. You may be familiar with adult volunteerism with programs such as our annual summer camp, but we do need volunteers throughout the year. Adults in our community can pass on their knowledge, experience, and skills to the next generation by working directly with area youth through our program. Adult volunteers will receive full and free training in positive youth development. 4-H also supplies curriculum and supplies for a variety of topics (archery, photography, cooking…the list is endless). Groups can meet as little as 6 hours in 12 months. If you want to learn more or have any questions about how you can get involved with Danville 4-H, please call our office at 434-799-6558.