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Volunteering is a great way to get involved with CCE!


Volunteers are the heart of any organization and Cornell Cooperative Extension is no exception. We believe that everyone can help somewhere to make a difference for a community or in the life a child. Volunteers are a tremendous resource giving their skills and knowledge for the benefit of others in exchange for a thank you. If you have a talent or skill that you would like to share we would appreciate your help.

Prospective volunteers complete an application form. All volunteers 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.

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.  

Cornell Cooperative Extension Seeks Nominees to Board of Directors

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties has several open seats for representatives, from both counties, to the board of directors.

Nominees must have their primary residence in Greene County or Columbia County and be 18 years of age or older.The board meets the first Tuesday (evening) of each month, alternating between the office locations in Acra and Hudson.

Applications must be received by Friday, August 30 for consideration by the Nominating Committee.Elections will take place at the Association’s annual meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m.

If you are interested in being considered as a nominee, or have additional questions, please call Shaylyn Decker at 518-622-9820 X121 or email Shaylyn Decker, for an application (or use the application found on this page). 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia Greene County provides equal program and opportunities. No person shall be denied employment on the basis of any legally prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or qualified disability.

Last updated October 5, 2021