These volunteers are local people with an interest in a particular subject. Extension provides further training that increases their knowledge and skill in that area. Volunteers use what they have learned to facilitate Extension educational programming in their communities.
Extension Master Volunteers:
- must complete at least 20 hours of specialized training in a particular subject,
- be able to lead educational programs in the subject, and
- commit to giving at least 50 hours of service in the specific subject (or a combined total of 80 hours of training)
Master Volunteers may teach youth or adults, train other volunteers, work on projects like community gardens — there are lots and lots of possibilities. To find out which Master Volunteer programs are available in your community, contact your county Extension office.