Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers Course

Volunteers are fundamental to many successful Extension programs. Research indicates that nearly one third of volunteers will choose not to continue volunteering based on poor management practices. Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers is an online cohort course for the novice Extension professional working with volunteers to enhance and deliver Extension programs. This course is designed to highlight best practices in volunteer development and management and to help build staff and organizational capacity around volunteer management and development, regardless of the program area.

The 2021 dates for the training are January 25 – March 14, 2021

Registration begins September 15. Check out what past participants and facilitators have to say about the course (5 minute Youtube video).

2021 Course Handbook 

Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers – Course Recruitment Flyer 2021 (National)

  • North Central Region colleagues have reduced registration fee of $100 – contact your state Volunteer Specialist for the registration code.

Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers Impact Study Summary Report 2020

Report to North Central 4-H Program Directors (PDF 1 page)

Business Plan for Online Learning (PDF 2 pages)

Worksheet for Implementing an Online Learning Experience (Word Document 4 pages)

Achieving the Extension Mission Presentation – Asheville, North Carolina- April 2017 (PPT 0.97 MB)

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