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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.

Here are just a few ways you can be involved with Cumberland Extension and help meet the needs of our community:


Cumberland Extension Leadership Council (ELC)

The Cumberland ELC is made up of Extension Staff and local community members who work together to identify the needs of the citizens of Cumberland County and establish a plan of action to meet those needs.  The Cumberland ELC meets quarterly at the Cumberland Public Library.  If you are interested in being a member of this council, please contact the office at 804-492-4390 or stop by to visit us at 1548 Anderson Hwy on Route 60 across from the Cumberland middle school complex.

Click here to view the Cumberland ELC brochure.

4-H Volunteers

Cumberland 4-H is a strong resource for the young people but we can make it even better with your help.  There are many ways that caring adults can help out.  You can be involved for one afternoon, one week, or throughout the year.  Here are different volunteer opportunities:  afterschool programs, summer day camps, summer overnight camps, weekend specialty camps, contest judges, livestock club assistants and more.

If you are interested in becoming involved with any of the Cumberland 4-H programs, please contact us at 804-492-4390.