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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.   At the core of our system is a network of over 14,000 volunteers across New York State who provide dedicated support to our organization.  Whether they are Master Gardeners, Master Composter/Recyclers, Climate Stewards, or members of our Board of Directors, our volunteers provide hundreds of hours of outreach education each year.  We would like to thank them for a job well done, and look forward to continued partnerships. 

Association Volunteer Policy

CCE (Cornell Cooperative Extension) Association Volunteers are individuals who support CCE activities as a casual, elected or enrolled volunteer.  

Any member of the general public, students, former program participants, current or retired employees of CCE may serve as CCE Association volunteers with the following restrictions:

  • Youth under the age of eighteen may serve in only those volunteer roles that do not require a signed volunteer agreement and may do so only with signed parental consent.  Youth engaged in service learning or community service activities are considered to be program participants and are not considered to be CCE Association Volunteers for the purpose of the Association Volunteer policy.
  • An employee of CCE may not volunteer in a capacity that is the same or essentially similar to that individual's paid work assignment.
  • Enrolled volunteers are required to submit a Volunteer Application prior to serving in a volunteer capacity and may also be required to authorize a Criminal History Check and/or Department of Motor Vehicles Check.  Upon acceptance as a CCE Volunteer, volunteers will be asked to sign a Volunteer Agreement which includes the Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schenectady 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 24, 2023