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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.

Powhatan County Extension Leadership Council


The Mission of an Extension Leadership Council is to develop and implement a program plan that will direct Extension's resources toward the resolution of identified issues and concerns.


An Extension Leadership Council is composed of a diverse group of salaried and volunteer staff who truly own an ever-changing Cooperative Extension program in their planning area. The ELC assumes responsibility not only for identifying the needs and concerns that exist in their planning area, but share a commitment to determining solutions, implementing them, and evaluating and reporting the results. The diversity of the group enhances discussions, deliberations, and actions. In addition, there is a recognition that each person brings unique experiences and information that will contribute to the process.

Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardeners

Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners are volunteers with Extension dedicated to working with the community to encourage and promote environmentally sound horticulture practices through sustainable landscape management educational programs.

The Master Gardeners provide VCE publications and other printed materials as resources for answers. Volunteers communicate and interact with the public by providing their horticultural knowledge and research skills.

Click here to view the Goochland-Powhatan Master Gardener website.

Powhatan County Anti-Litter Council

The Powhatan Anti-Litter Council is a group of county and state employees, local business owners and involved citizens who are working to raise awareness in regard to litter and recycling efforts.

Click here to view the Powhatan County website, which includes a link for the Powhatan Anti-Litter Council.