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Volunteer for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County


2015 CCE Putnam Volunteer Dinner


Volunteers are the backbone of the work that Cornell Cooperative Extension Putnam County does in the community. Please consider sharing your time and talents with us through the volunteer opportunities listed below. We follow the volunteer procedures set forth by Cornell University. For a volunteer application, or more information about becoming a volunteer contact 845-278-6738.

4-H Club Leaders

Share a craft or a special skill with young people and help lead a 4-H Club. Individuals with knowledge of agriculture, plant science, and textile/clothing construction are always welcome, but if you have a different expertise you'd like to share, please contact Dena Altavilla @ dla25@cornell.edu to talk about your ideas! Orientation for new leaders and volunteers is provided on an ongoing basis throughout the year.

4-H FairĀ 

Volunteer at the Annual Putnam County Fair, held the last weekend of July, by judging exhibits, greeting fairgoers at the welcome booth, helping children make crafts and play games, and a variety of other opportunities, please contact Dena Altavilla @dla25@cornell.edu

Master Gardeners

Training is offered in alternate years; call for information. The Master Gardener program, offered throughout the U.S. and Canada, provides avid gardeners with many hours of intensive home horticulture training. In return, they share their knowledge and enthusiasm for gardening with others by volunteering to assist with garden lectures, exhibits, demonstrations, school and community gardening, phone diagnostic service, research, and many other projects. Master Gardener Volunteers at Putnam County answer gardening questions for callers. For more information on the Master Gardener training program please check our website: http://putnam.cce.cornell.edu/gardening/master-gar...or contact Rebecca Ligrani @rl689@cornell.edu

Youth Volunteer

This position is for teen 4-H members with an interest in leadership development within the 4-H program. Opportunities include, but are not limited to, mentoring younger 4-H members, serving on the 4-H committees, volunteering at Putnam County 4-H Fair. Developing leadership and fostering responsibility are two fundamental components of this position. Click here for more information on leadership and volunteer opportunities for teens.

Last updated January 4, 2019