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Master Gardener Volunteers particpate in the Agriculture Literacy Program

Master Gardener Volunteer

4-H Club Leader

4-H Club Leader


Cornell Cooperative Extension has a long history of using the talents of volunteers to achieve its mission. Extension benefits from the contributions of hundreds of volunteers in areas as diverse as 4-H youth development, gardening, nutrition education, and assistance at various programs or in the office. Volunteer opportunities you may be most familiar with include 4-H Club Leaders and Master Gardeners.

Please note that all volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application, code of conduct, and criminal background check. Other forms may be required depending on the volunteer position you wish to hold.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and would like more information, please contact any of our program leaders listed below.

4-H Youth & Family Development Programs

Stephanie Graf - sag58@cornell.edu
Program Leader • 315-788-8450 ext. 251 

4-H Camp Wabasso

Sabrina DeRue - sld95@cornell.edu
Camp Director • 315-788-8450 ext. 229 

Nutrition, Food, and Wellness 

April Bennett - aln48@cornell.edu
Program Manager • 315-788-8450 ext. 265  

Community Development (Military Families / Taste NY / Local Foods / Energy) 

Mitch McCormick - mam697@cornell.edu
Program Leader • 315-788-8450 ext. 332 

Agriculture & Natural Resources/Master Gardeners

Mike Nuckols - msn62@cornell.edu
Program Manager • 315-788-8450 ext. 227 

Master Gardeners

Sue Gwise - sjg42@cornell.edu
Consumer Horticulture Educator / Master Gardener Coordinator • 315-788-8450 ext. 243 

Energy Navigators 
Nick Hamilton-Honey – nh327@cornell.edu
Energy Navigator Volunteer Coordinator -- 315-379-9192 ext. 230 


Diana Young
Human Resources Administrator
315-788-8450 ext. 319

Last updated July 26, 2023