UW Extension Volunteer Opportunities
The UW Extension office is located at the Government Center and have specialists on hand to answer questions in Agriculture, Horticulture, Family Living, and Nutrition. The UW Extension office also oversees the Walworth County 4-H program, in existence for over 100 years in the County. The program relies heavily on it's strong volunteer base but could always use more skilled volunteers to assist.
- Promote positive development of youth in Walworth County through the 4-H program.
- Age: 21 years or older
- 1.5-hour training session and Youth Protection training
- No special skills needed except a willingness to work with children and teens.
- Chaperone youth on 4-H events
- Assist youth with learning project material
- Serve in 4-H leadership role
- Assist in 4-H after school program
- Assist in office mailings and clerical duties
Volunteer Financial Coaches provide one to one coaching for families and individuals who are seeking help to accomplish financial goals.
The Volunteer receives 7 hours of training of basic money management, savings, credit and debt management and much more. Must commit to coach at least two individuals or families with in one year of completion of training. Good communication and interpersonal skills a must.
The goal of the Master Gardener Volunteer Program is to train enthusiastic volunteers so they can, in turn, provide research-based information on a wide variety of horticultural topics to the general public in their communities. It is designed to train volunteers to assist the UW-Extension Horticulture Educator in community horticulture programs through volunteerism, education, and environmental stewardship.
To become a Master Gardener Volunteer, participants must be 18 years of age, complete a required background check, sign a volunteer agreement, complete the 12-week (36 hour) general training course.