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.

There are many ways you can get involved with us. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss available opportunities.


Extension Volunteers are the key to successful programs! See How you can HELP!

  • Volunteers play an active part in the community
  • They agree to fill defined roles in planning, implementing, mentoring, facilitating and/or evaluating local programs
  • They have a positive impact on our programs, citizens and community

Volunteer Opportunities

  •  planning committee 
  •  activities coordinator
  •  project leader
  •  teacher
  •  club sponsor
  •  adult camp leader
  •  grant writer
  •  judge
  •  resource leader
  •  instructor
  •  fundraisers
  • office assistant

Volunteers are changing the lives of youth, adults and communities across the country. Their spirit and exceptional leadership is shaping the future while strengthening the social connections. Your skills and expertise can impact the youth in your neighborhood and community.

Join the Revolution!   “Making the Best Better” 

4-H Urban Gardening Program

All Richmond City Elementary Public Schools participate in this wonderful horticultural activity that teaches youth all of the facets of container gardening and plant growth/development. Community partners that support this event is the      Richmond Council of Garden Clubs, McDonalds and Harris Teeter. In order to gather comprehensive information, drawings, pictures, etc., we need more VOLUNTEERS! If you have time available during normal elementary school hours and have an interest in working with youth and gardening, contact us.  This program runs January – May.   

4H and Day Camp Volunteers are Needed

Richmond City Cooperative Extension is currently seeking adult male and female volunteers for 4-H Camp. The 2012 camp week is August 6-10. This is a free opportunity for you to give your time and talent to insure a positive youth overnight camping experience for Richmond City youth ages 9-13.  If you are interested, contact Ms. Sarah Morton     4-H Youth Development Agent.

Richmond City Extension Leadership Council

We are currently looking for Richmond City community leaders to join the Leadership Council.  We invite you to join the Extension Leadership Council (ELC).  This partnership will ensure that Extension educational programs will be relevant in your community, and will combine our resources with others in an effective manner to meet the needs of the citizens of our community. 

The City of Richmond is changing, and we hope you will be part of shaping the future of this city by giving your time, energy and creative thoughts about how the Richmond City Extension programs can help.  Feel free to visit our ELC link or contact any Extension staff or other ELC Member to share your ideas.