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Volunteering is a great way to get involved with CCE!


Volunteers are the heart of any organization and Cornell Cooperative Extension is no exception. We believe that everyone can help somewhere to make a difference for a community or in the life a child. Volunteers are a tremendous resource giving their skills and knowledge for the benefit of others in exchange for a thank you. If you have a talent or skill that you would like to share we would appreciate your help.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

We ask that you visit the following link: volunteer pre-orientation to become acquainted with our mission and what the volunteer route entails. After doing this short activity with videos and a Q & A, you may wish to complete an application to volunteer. Those who volunteer to work with vulnerable populations (children, individuals with disabilities, etc.) will be asked to consent to a criminal background screening at Cooperative Extension's expense, as a means of ensuring the safety and security both of our volunteers and of the people we serve through our programs. This can be done by stopping by the office, or by contacting the office and having the background release form sent by email. However, because of the sensitive nature of the form, it may not be emailed back. It must be mailed as to protect your social security number. 

4-H Youth Programs

4-H offers youth aged 5-19 from throughout Clinton County a variety of special interest clubs, after school programs, short-term enrichment offerings, a public speaking program, summer programs, and our annual 4-H Fair. There are many short- and long-term opportunities for volunteer involvement, depending upon the skills you care to share and the time you wish to commit to volunteering.

Master Gardener Volunteers

Training is offered in alternate years; call for information. The Master Gardener program, offered throughout the U.S. and Canada, provides avid gardeners with many hours of intensive home horticulture training. In return, they share their knowledge and enthusiasm for gardening with others by volunteering to assist with garden lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, school and community gardening, phone diagnostic service, research, and many other projects.  For more information, contact  (518) 561-7450

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County provides equal program and opportunities. No person shall be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or qualified disability.

Last updated May 3, 2024