Volunteers are the backbone of the work that Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County does in the community. Please consider sharing your time and talents with us through the volunteer opportunities listed below. We follow the volunteer procedures set forth by Cornell University.  To learn more and to register for the online training, visit Explore Volunteering with CCE by clicking on the red square found on the right sidebar.

For over 100 years, volunteers have been a valued and essential part of Cornell Cooperative Extension.  As a volunteer, you provide critical outreach on multiple levels to residents of all ages throughout New York State.

As part of our commitment to the excellent volunteer programs of Cornell Cooperative Extension and the well-being of our volunteers and participants we continuously review volunteer policies.  All volunteers providing more than one day per calendar year will need to have a volunteer background screening.

The volunteer background screening includes verification of the volunteer's identity, a check for criminal background and sex offender registry. For volunteers who will drive as part of their role, a motor vehicle driving record check is required.  Financial credit reports will be conducted only for volunteers who handle finances as part of their role.  Please be assured that personal information we gather on volunteers to conduct the screening is treated as confidential, restricted to the screening company and a small group of staff.  It is not shared with the insurance company or any other outside party.

For a volunteer application and related volunteer information, see the left sidebar.  For more information about becoming a volunteer, see the contact information below.

Board of Directors

Please contact Larkin Podsiedlik, Executive Director, for more information.

Program Advisory Committees

Share your expertise guiding our Agriculture or 4-H Youth Development programs.

4-H Leaders

4-H offers youth aged 5 to 19 from throughout Madison County a variety of special interest clubs, summer programs, and an experience at the Madison County Fair. There are many short and long-term opportunities for volunteer involvement, depending upon the skills you care to share and the time you wish to commit to volunteering. To volunteer, please contact Tess Southern at (315) 684-3001, ext. 110.

Thank you for your service as a volunteer to Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Last updated January 18, 2024