Explore ways that you, as a WVU Extension volunteer, can have fun while making a positive difference in the lives of the people we serve.Get involved as a WVU Extension volunteer
Volunteering with WVU Extension is a positive, experience that's open to people of all ages and backgrounds. We strive to ensure volunteers create a safe environment.
WVU Extension is woven throughout all of West Virginia’s 55 counties. Our experts bring knowledge and expertise to communities to improve lives and livelihoods. As part of that work, WVU Extension relies on dedicated volunteers to carry out our land-grant mission.
Our volunteers provide thousands of hours of service to the state and its people. Whether it is volunteering for a specific event or outreach project, or taking on a leadership role in one of our volunteer organizations, there are opportunities for everyone.
Volunteering with WVU Extension offers personal and professional development opportunities,
as well as excellent training that helps us provide meaningful programs that benefit
youths and adults. Your connections to local communities are a tremendous asset
to WVU Extension. In fact, you keep our work relevant by helping to identify needs
in your community. We encourage you to explore ways that you, as a WVU Extension
volunteer, can have fun while making a positive difference in the lives of the
people we serve.
What types of volunteer opportunities are available?
WVU Extension offers an array of events and activities throughout the state. Each year, our faculty, staff, and volunteers provide meaningful programming for youths and adults. Volunteer opportunities may include:
- Getting involved with 4-H programs and camps.
- Assisting with an event such as the State Fair or Small Farm Conference.
- Helping youths and families at a WVU Extension event in your county.
- Leading an activity for youths or adults.
- Becoming a Master Gardener.
- Reading books to children participating in our summer Energy Express reading program.
You can also get involved with WVU Extension by contacting your local Extension
office. Just click on your county in the map:
To learn more about statewide volunteer opportunities with WVU Extension, email ExtensionVolunteers@mail.wvu.edu.
Featured Volunteer Opportunity
You may be aware that Energy Express is primarily staffed by Americorps mentors, but did you also know that Energy Express utilizes a variety of volunteers who read to and with children and perform other tasks throughout the day? These volunteers may be family members of the Energy Express students, or they may be passionate members of the community. This is a great summer opportunity for involvement with WVU Extension.
Find an upcoming local or statewide event of interest
Meeting of the Wood County 4-H Leaders' Association
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Fri, Mar 10, 2023
4-H Dance Weekend will be March 10-13, 2023 at WVU Jackson's Mill. This weekend is open to youths age 12-21. Youth select six (6) Dance workshops and spend the weekend...