Trainee Volunteer Hour Requirement
As part of Level 1 training trainees will be asked to volunteer 30 hours
20 hours in the demonstration gardens or greenhouse, or horticultural support (Hort Line) which are on-site at the extension center; plus
10 hours on other projects. Examples: Plant Sale, Dig-In, MG Meetings, volunteer hours on gardens in community or additional hours in the demonstration gardens at the extension center
Volunteer hours may begin at the start of training
For Volunteer opportunities
Work Days: Each Wednesday & Saturday mornings, join us at the extension gardens and ask where to help
Other work days as needed; check with the extension garden lead
See our website: http://www.stcharlescountymastergardeners.com/
The 30 minimum volunteer hours must be completed one year from the completion of training (one year from last day of class)
Example 1: Jim finishes his Level I class in December. He has until December of the following year to finish his volunteer hours, but he is a go-getter and earns his badge in May. No further hours are required for that year until the following January. But he continues to earn volunteer hours and receives his 300 hour pin!
Example 2: Jane finishes her class in May online and doesn't contact us until February of the following year. She has 4 months to finish her required hours. There are no garden activities for her in February - she must appeal to the steering committee for an extension.
Master Gardener Trainees who have completed their initial 30 hours should send an email to the lead of the Membership committee indicating they have met their hours requirement.
Please indicate how you would like your name to appear on your certificate and badge
Once the certificate and name badge has been ordered and available, the MG will be recognized at the next monthly MG meeting.