Volunteers are very important to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County. Thousands of individuals volunteer their time to a variety of Extension and community activities, contributing tens of thousands of hours each year! CVAC volunteers are either "enrolled" and fully engaged in one or more of CCE's educational programs, or "affiliated" with one or more of nearly 100 partner organizations.
Through duties as diverse as teaching others to prune trees or making compost, answering callers' questions on consumer or gardening issues, mentoring young people as they acquire new skills, or serving as board members or on committees that guide our work, volunteers represent Extension's far-reaching roots in our community.
Ongoing opportunities appear below, with contact names for additional information. Some programs may require specialized training to participate; upcoming training dates are listed where known.
Prospective volunteers complete an application form. In addition, those who volunteer to work with vulnerable populations (children, individuals with disabilities, etc.) will be asked to consent to a criminal background screening at Cooperative Extension's expense, as a means of ensuring the safety and security both of our volunteers and of the people we serve through our programs. Volunteers who drive program participants must also consent to a driver's license background check, at CCE's expense. Pertinent forms are listed to the left. Call CCE at 607-734-4453 for more information.
Last updated January 15, 2020