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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.

Henry County/Martinsville Virginia Cooperative Extension

The faculty and staff at the Henry County/Martinsville Virginia Cooperative Extension Office are always happy to hear from you.  Whether it be a question, a concern, or an interest in our Horticulture or 4-H Program, please call us at (276) 634-4650. 

Henry County/Martinsville 4-H Volunteers

You may be interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer leader. The Henry County/Martinsville Extension Office appreciates our volunteers.  Our 4-H volunteers are thoroughly trained, have references, and have passed a background check  in order to be permitted to work with our youth.  If you enjoy having a positive influence on today's youth, please call our office at (276) 634-4650 to request an interview to become a 4-H volunteer.

Henry County/Martinsville Extension Leadership Council

The Henry County/Martinsville ELC is an extension advisory council with the mission to develop and implement a program plan that will direct Extension’s resources toward the resolution of identified issues and concerns.  The members are composed of volunteer community leaders.  Several face-to-face meeting are held each year of the entire ELC membership.  If you are interested in becoming an Extension Leadership Council volunteer, contact the Henry County/Martinsville Extension Office at (276) 634-4650.

Henry County/Martinsville Master Gardeners

The Henry County/Martinsville VCE Master Gardeners are a group of horticulture expert volunteers.  All MGs receive at least 50 hours of advanced education in order to prepare them to answer sustainable horticulture needs throughout the community.  The Master Gardeners provide programming and information to the citizens of Henry County and the City of Martinsville on behalf of the Horticulture Extension Agent and aid in carrying out the goals of her programming efforts.

These volunteers give back a minimum of 20 work hours and attend a minimum of 8 continuing educational opportunities each calendar year.  If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer, contact the Henry County/Martinsville Extension Office at (276) 634-4650.