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Volunteer Resources

Report Your Hours Here - Volunteer Reporting System (VRS)

Hello! Please read the information below and reference forms posted below to address commonly asked questions. If you have additional questions or need clarification, please email Erika at [email protected]

Our Mission: Cultivating resilient and healthy communities throughout Oregon through sustainable horticulture education and gardening projects that are rooted in science and that are supported by OSU Extension volunteers.

Our Vision: We provide accessible and equitable education programs that nurture life-long learners and volunteers who can expand the reach and impact of science-based sustainable gardening practices to benefit all Oregonians.

Graduation Checklist for 2022 Interns:

  • Watch the required online modules in Canvas and read associated chapter(s) - see your class syllabus
  • Attend all online Zoom meetings
  • Pass all online quizzes (score of at least 70%)
  • Pass final exam (score of at least 70%)
  • Attend all Garden Labs
  • Complete these 45 volunteer hours by 31 October 2021 in the Volunteer Reporting System (link above):
    • 21 hours at the Plant Clinic in the Extension office at SOREC
    • 12 hours at the SOREC Demonstration Gardens
    • 4 hours helping with the JCMGA Plant Sale in May
    • 8 hours your choice of approved projects (any of the above and/or other options recommended by Erika, or opportunities you find approved by Erika)

Information for current Master Gardeners:

20 hours of volunteer service, with at least 10 which fall under direct or indirect education hours (see 'Volunteer Hour Categories and Requirements' sheet below for explanation) plus 10 hours of continuing education hours (so, 30 hours annually), are due by October 2021 to recertify.

ALL VOLUNTEERS: Please enable your email system to accept messages from [email protected] so that messages go to your inbox.

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