Virginia Cooperative Extension relies on volunteers to accomplish its mission. We believe that active citizen involvement in our programs makes a difference in our success. The work of volunteers at the local level helps us leverage our paid faculty and staff resources into a much greater impact for the people of Virginia.

There are many ways you can get involved with us. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss available opportunities.

In order to become a certified Virginia Master Naturalist, volunteers are required to attend a basic training class (a minimum of 40 hours of classroom and field instruction), advanced training (a minimum if 8 hours annually) and provide at least 40 hours of approved volunteer service to the community per year.  For more information or to apply, visit: or send questions to

4-H Teen Club

The Hampton Teen Club is built around citizenship, scholarship, and a strong commitment to community service throughout the city of Hampton. Our club is comprised of a diverse group young adults ages 13-18, who proactively tackle the growing needs of all citizens throughout the city. Members of the teen club are held at a high standard, and their dedication and service shines through their work. The Hampton Teen Club is growing quickly and new members are always welcomed.