I understand that I must attend at least 80%
of the sessions, and complete a minimum of 40 hours-approved volunteer
work within one year of completing the course to become certified as a
Master Gardener Volunteer.
Participants not willing/able to
complete 40 hours of volunteer service within a 12-month period following
training should not apply for the Master Gardener Volunteers Program.
The Master Gardener course manual is an
online resource. It contains instructional videos that require a reliable
Internet connection. Please contact your local
Master Gardener Coordinator if you do not have reliable
recommendations of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. I
understand that as a Master Gardener Volunteer, I am considered a volunteer
representative of the University of Maine. I commit to conducting myself in
accordance with the established University of Maine Cooperative Extension
standards of behavior. I consent to a background check*, at the
expense of the University of Maine, prior to beginning volunteering as a Master Gardener Volunteer, if I will be working with youth or other vulnerable populations.
*Background checks are required of
applicants wishing to volunteer as Master Gardeners working with youth and where vulnerable populations are involved as determined by UMaine Extension.
Training Schedule for locations and dates) *Due to demand, Cumberland and York
Counties can accommodate residents only. Please visit their websites for
1. Have you
ever participated in a Master Gardener Volunteers Program in Maine
or another state?
2. Have you
ever applied for the Master Gardener Volunteers training in Maine
prior to this year?
6. What type(s)
of volunteer work have you done? Briefly describe your history as a
volunteer. Consider areas such as school, Red Cross, youth sports,
scouting, 4-H, public committees, non-profit work, church, or
Example: Nursing Home Volunteer
2 hrs per week
Jan. 2000 - present
7. Please list two
areas you would like to be proficient in as a result of your Master Gardener
8. During the gardening season, at what times
are you available to volunteer? (Check all that apply):
9. Do you currently volunteer or have you ever
volunteered for other UMaine Extension programs?
(Examples: 4-H, Executive Committee, gleaners, etc.):
Scholarship requests will not influence the application process.
Before submitting your responses, consider
printing a copy of this form for your own records.