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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of the work that Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties does in the community. Please consider sharing your time and talents with us through the volunteer opportunities listed below.  We follow the volunteer procedures set forth by Cornell University.

Board of Directors

Help guide and govern our Association. Serving on a board can be an amazing experience. This is a powerful way to grow personally and build new experiences. Share your professional expertise in subcommittee projects and with your leadership.

Program Advisory Committees 

Want to be more hands-on? Consider sharing your expertise collaborating with and guiding our Agriculture, Nutrition, or 4-H Youth Development programs.

4-H Activity Leaders

4-H offers youth aged 5 to 19 from throughout Schoharie and Otsego Counties a variety of special interest clubs, summer programs, and an experience at the Schoharie or Otsego County Fair. There are many short and long-term opportunities for volunteer involvement, depending upon the skills you care to share and the time you wish to commit to volunteering.

Master Gardener Volunteers

Master Gardener Volunteer Training is offered in alternate years; call for information. The Master Gardener Volunteer program, offered throughout the U.S. and Canada, provides avid gardeners with many hours of intensive home horticulture training. In return, they share their knowledge and enthusiasm for gardening with others by volunteering to assist with gardening classes and demonstrations, school and community gardening, phone diagnostic service, research, and many other projects. Master Gardener Volunteers in Schoharie and Otsego Counties answer gardening questions for callers.

Exploring Extension & Our Volunteer Opportunities

To learn more about becoming a volunteer please follow the link above for more information. Or you can speak with Liz Callahan ( eac283@cornell.edu), Executive Director, for more information.


Mayra Richter
Finance and Human Resource Manager
518-234-4303 x118

Last updated May 29, 2024