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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.

Available Volunteer Opportunities

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.

WVU Extension has Three Main Program Branches:

Get Involved in Your Community!

You can also get involved with WVU Extension by contacting your local Extension office. Click on your county on the map:

WV County Map
Barbour Berkeley Boone Braxton Brooke Cabell Calhoun Clay Doddridge Fayette Gilmer Grant Greenbrier Hampshire Hancock Hardy Harrison Jackson Jefferson Kanawha Lewis Lincoln Logan Marion Marshall Mason McDowell Mercer Mineral Mingo Monongalia Monroe Morgan Nicholas Ohio Pendleton Pleasants Pocahontas Preston Putnam Raleigh Randolph Ritchie Roane Summers Taylor Tucker Tyler Upshur Wayne Webster Wetzel Wirt Wood Wyoming

To learn more about statewide volunteer opportunities with WVU Extension, email

Featured Volunteers & Projects

An adult and child read together at WVU Extension Energy Express.

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.

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