GA MGEV Guidelines
As pre-approved by Cooperative Extension staff, the following can qualify as Master Gardener Volunteer service:
Educational Project Examples:
- Children’s Programs: for ages 0 to 18 at 4-H clubs, libraries, schools, and gardens
- Civic & Garden Club Presentations: speaking engagements, lectures, demonstrations
- Community & Demonstration Gardens: plan/maintain historic projects, conduct educational tours
- Horticultural Shows: judge or conduct vegetable, flower, science fairs
- Exhibits: prepare/present horticultural/ environmental topics, slide show presentations
- Extension Office: answer phone questions, perform general office duties, assist walk-in clients, Habitat for Humanity: teach skills in gardening, landscaping, composting
- Home Garden Visits: educate homeowners per site visits or phone consultations
- Newsletters: write/research/edit for homeowner newsletters or Master Gardener Extension Volunteer newsletters
- Plant Clinics & Fairs: organize, participate, or answer questions
- Writing: assist/conduct research and writing projects for fact sheets, brochures, power point presentations, newspaper and magazine articles
- Teaching Adult Classes: for ages 18+
- TV & Radio Programs: provide information on horticultural/environmental topics
Administrative Project Examples:
- Time served in county or regional MG Extension Volunteer programs maintaining mailing lists, databases, web pages, newsletters, writing grants, preparing for/ attending board or committee meetings.
- Special committees/programs/activities approved by County Extension Staff
Service that does not qualify:
- Volunteer service performed on behalf of another organization.
- Attendance at state, regional, or local MG organization or MG Extension Volunteer meetings.
- Attendance at training, tours, or continuing education classes as a participant and not as an instructor or facilitator.
- Any activity where payment is received for services.
For more details, read these GA MGEV publications: