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Become an Extension Volunteer

Our Extension employees would not be able to do the job we do helping Arkansans were it not for the assistance of our dedicated volunteer community. There are many volunteer opportunities within our organization. Whether your interests include working with kids, your community, or plants and flowers, your local county Extension office can help you get involved and make a difference. The best part is that by volunteering, you're learning new skills and expertise while working alongside our agents and specialists. 

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4-H Volunteers

All 4-H clubs must have an adult leader. That means our volunteers are crucial to the success of this amazing youth development program. Coordinating and conducting local, regional, and state events, some volunteers work one event and others donate a few hours per week. Each club is required to have two unrelated adult volunteers. 

Get Involved with 4-H
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Arkansas Master Gardeners

Master gardener programs can be found in 67 of the 75 Arkansas counties. If you love gardening, volunteering to beautify your community, learning from expert horticulturalists and making new friends, the Master Gardener program is right for you.

Become an Arkansas master gardener
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Extension Homemakers Council

The organization is one of the largest nonprofit volunteer groups in the state with a membership of 4,400 and over 350 clubs. There is a proud 104 year history of service from these dedicated volunteers in areas ranging from food safety and family life to community and economic development.

Make a difference in your county
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Extension Get Fit Program

The Extension Get Fit program is in almost every county throughout the state and costs only $12 per year for twice weekly classes. Dedicated volunteers lead these programs at the county level. We would love to have your help encouraging healthy behaviors in your family and neighbors!

Help get your county fit
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Extension Wellness Ambassador Program

Are you interested in health, nutrition, and being physically active? Do you want to help others be healthier? Become a wellness ambassador in your county! The first of its kind offered in the state, this program will teach participants simple strategies to improve their own health and the health of their neighbors.

Become a wellness ambassador