Applying for a Master Gardener Program Volunteer Project
The CCE Erie Master Gardeners reinforce CCE Erie’s mission to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. The purpose of this organization shall be to support and engage in educational projects and activities that will foster horticulture related activities. All such projects and activities shall be under the guidance of CCE Erie County.
Link to MG Project Request Form
Link to MG Project Cover Letter
Master Gardener Volunteer Project Criteria
Approval of Master Gardener projects by the Steering Committee will be based on the following criteria:
Submitting Projects: It is recommended that each new project proposal be made available for Steering Committee review at least one month prior to the project starting date. Currently the Steering Committee meets on the first Tuesday of every month except December.
Projects without a Master Gardener volunteer lead: The Steering Committee will review the project to determine if it fits within our project criteria, including the “Acceptable/Non-Acceptable Volunteer Activity List.” If it does, a Program Volunteer will be recruited to help direct and work with other volunteers to complete the request. If after reasonable attempts a Program Volunteer does not agree to help direct/oversee MG Volunteer efforts for the project, the project sponsor will be alerted that volunteers are not available to work on the project at this time. The community organization will be encouraged to re-submit their project for consideration if at a later date a suitable MG volunteer is identified.
Documenting the Impact of Approved Projects: Approved project sponsors will be asked to assist the Master Gardener Program in documenting the impact of the educational and outreach efforts of the project in the community. The Steering Committee Vice President or MG Project Volunteers may ask the project sponsor to provide evaluations, surveys, stories and pictures. (A photo release may be needed in certain situations) While not required of community organizations sponsoring projects, community and MG Volunteers submission of this information is greatly appreciated.
Last updated August 2, 2021