Volunteers are very important to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County. Over 1,200 individuals volunteer their time to a variety of Extension activities, contributing over 73,000 hours each year!
Through duties as diverse as teaching others to prune trees or make compost, answering callers' questions on consumer or gardening issues, mentoring young people as they acquire new skills, or serving as board members or on committees that guide our work, volunteers represent Extension's far-reaching roots in our community.
Ongoing opportunities appear below, with contact names for additional information. Some programs may require specialized training to participate; upcoming training dates are listed where known.
Prospective volunteers complete an application form found below. We have volunteer opportunities with both 4-H and Master Gardeners. In addition, those who volunteer to work with community based populations 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.
Last updated February 23, 2023