The Gloucester County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.
Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of Gloucester County improve their lives.
We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.
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Become a Master Gardener
The Master Gardener Training class consists of a 12-week virtual course with assignment video presentations that will be completed on your schedule before the required Wednesday evening zoom discussion from 7:00pm-8:30pm. There are also 3 optional Saturday field trips.
Upon graduation, the participant will return 50 hours of service to the local Virginia Cooperative Extension by participating in various Master Gardener services to the community such as answering horticulture questions at the help desk, conducting educational programs, leading a team, or providing support to other Master Gardeners in many other areas. To maintain Master Gardener status after the first year, each volunteer must complete 20 hours of service to the community and eight hours of continuing education.
2022 Training Class is CLOSED.
4-H Peer Teacher Program
Are you between the ages of 13 and 16, love history and want to explore volunteer possibilities as a costumed historical interpreter?
Become a 4-H Peer Teacher at Jamestown Settlement or the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Learn to be a costumed historical interpreter and join the volunteer youth crew. Teens from Gloucester, York/Poquoson and James City are eligible to participate in this program.
Selected youth will spend five days training alongside a costumed interpreter to master one station within their site (it could be knots for example on the ships). Upon completion of the training sessions and successful mastery of the station, youth may be asked to continue volunteering for the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation as a costumed interpreter. For additional information contact Krista Gustafson, 4-H Agent, Gloucester County at Kgustaf@vt.edu or 804-693-2602.
2022 Application are CLOSED.
Become a 4-H Volunteer
Inspire the next generation -- become a 4-H volunteer! 4-H programs look to volunteers to help our young people learn the skills they need to prepare for their futures while also having fun. We are currently seeking volunteers to assist with 4-H Clubs, Camp, and to serve as judges for 4-H Educational Contests.
Call us at 804-693-2602 for more information.
Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN)
The Virginia Food Access Network (VFAN) accelerates efforts, connects partners, and shares resources to solve child hunger in Virginia and create nutritious food access for all Virginians.