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Extension's volunteer Impact on the state of New Hampshire in 2023. Learn More


UNH Extension's 14 volunteer programs

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4-H Foundation of New Hampshire

We provide New Hampshire 4-H programs with the financial resources that enable youth to reach their fullest potential. 

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4-H Volunteers

Become a 4-H volunteer today and help create life changing experiences for the youth as they become true leaders themselves.

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Advisory Councils

Extension Advisory Councils in each of New Hampshire’s 10 counties help identify the educational needs of county residents.

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Coastal Research Volunteers

Volunteers work with scientists on coastal research projects to collect data and learn about coastal issues.

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Community Volunteers

 Extension specialists work with local volunteers – those who step up to revitalize their main street, retain young people and help support small businesses.

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Lakes Lay Monitoring Program

Dedicated to the preservation and sound management of lakes through citizen-based monitoring and research.

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Marine Docents

The UNH Marine Docent program trains volunteers to provide marine science education programs for youth and adults. 

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Master Wellness Volunteers

An opportunity for adults to engage in learning sessions focused on creating change for health and give back to their community through volunteerism.

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Natural Resources Stewards

Stewards are a community of volunteers who make a difference caring for the nature of New Hampshire.

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Nature Groupie

Empowering generations of outdoor enthusiasts to volunteer for nature in New England. 

Nature Groupie

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NH Big Trees

Volunteer search the state for the largest examples of tree species and work together measuring trees in their local area.

NH Big Trees

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NH Coverts Project

Training volunteers in wildlife conservation, forest stewardship, and effective outreach. 

NH Coverts Project

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NH Master Gardeners

Master Gardener volunteers bring education about gardening, plants, soil, insects and more to the people of New Hampshire. 

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Nutrition Connections

Teaching New Hampshire citizens how to eat healthier and save money.

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In This Together: Learning about Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

This program is for UNH Extension volunteers interested in gaining awareness and understanding of JEDI/cultural proficiency concepts and practices in order to help build a more welcoming organization and more inclusive communities.

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Citizen Science Projects

Promoting healthy ecosystems, improve scientific research, and promote scientific thinking among youth and adults.




Explore three different Volunteer Pathways
For those interested in creating community change and becoming health champions, we are currently inviting adult individuals who are interested in vol... Learn More
As part of their work with Natural Resources Stewards and Master Gardener programs, several volunteers gather every May and take on the task of mainta... Learn More
Nature Groupie launches online store to support outdoor volunteerism
Nature Groupie, a centralized website that connects volunteers with conservation projects throughout New England launched an online store this year. M... Learn More


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Extension's volunteer Impact on the state of New Hampshire in 2023. Learn More
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Go Botany gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org
Online plant key for New England flora with vivid photographs. Provides a platf... Learn More
Extension's volunteer Impact on the state of New Hampshire in 2020. Learn More
UNH Extension Volunteer Policies

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Values and Beliefs
Volunteer Re... Learn More
Volunteers from any organization needing COVID-19 safety training for outdoor work may complete this 12:46-minute training module to receive a Certifi... Learn More
UNH Extension's volunteer impact on the state of New Hampshire in 2019. Learn More
Together We Can Achieve More!

What is the New Hampshire Master Gardener Alumni Association? 

The New Hampshire Master Ga... Learn More