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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our programs depend on volunteers to support them. If you think you might be interested, complete the appropriate form to obtain training information.

4-H Leaders

There are over 200 4-H leaders in Clark County, and we are always looking for people who have what it takes to become a 4-H leader. If you have a passion for working with young people, an interest in using principles of youth development to help them grow and learn, and time to make a difference in a few young lives, then you have what it takes to become a 4-H leader.

Master Gardeners

The WSU Extension Master Gardener program trains volunteers to educate others in gardening and environmental stewardship using information generated from research at WSU and other university systems.

Master Gardener volunteers teach local community members to:

– Manage their gardens and landscapes in a science-based, sustainable manner;
– Address environmental and social priorities such as water conservation and water quality protection;
– Reduce the impact of invasive species; and,
– Increase public awareness of healthy living through gardening.

Whatever the priority need may be, if it can be addressed through gardening, Master Gardener volunteers are there to serve as part of the solution. The Master Gardener program is open to anyone 18 or older, with an interest in gardening and a willingness to use their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to make a positive impact on their local community.

Master Food Preservers

Master Food Preservers (MFP’s) are everyday people just like you and me, women and men that live throughout Clark County and a small area of Cowlitz County. From all walks of life from stay-at-home moms to retired executives, they are passionate about volunteering, learning and sharing knowledge on food preservation and food safety, and teaching those that would like to learn how to safely preserve the bounty of their gardens, farmers markets and gleaning.