OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteer County Coordinators' Manual
Welcome to the Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer County Coordinators' Manual. This notebook will provide an overview of the program and help you develop a successful Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) Program in your county. As with any manual, some of the content will be obsolete once it is published. You need to keep it updated and make notes so that you indicate changes in your manual.
The manual has ten sections and each will contain online resources for your review. This manual is only the beginning; it is a resource together we will all continue to build and revise. As with anything, it is fluid as community needs change, people change and policies change.
Chapter 1 History: Introduction to Ohio State University Extension and Master Gardener Volunteer program.
Chapter 2: Managing Your Master Gardener Volunteer Program: Policies and Procedures
Chapter 3: Recruitment, Selection, Retention and Dismissal of Volunteers
Application packet for all potential MGVS
Instructions for Use of Documents need for MGV recruiting (download this first)
MGV1 Cover Letter for Coordinator
MGV2 Master Gardener Volunteer Program Policy Statement
MGV3 Master Gardener Volunteer Position Description
MGV4 Master Gardener Volunteer Application
MGV5 Master Gardener Volunteer Standards of Behavior and MGV Use of Title (volunteer copy)
MGV6 Master Gardener Volunteer Standards of Behavior and MGV Use of Title (signed copy for OSUE records)
MGV7 Master Gardener Volunteer Pest Management Information Policy (volunteer copy)
MGV8 Master Gardener Volunteer Pest Management Information Policy (signed copy for OSUE records)
Chapter 4: Training Master Gardener Volunteers
Chapter 5: Volunteering in the County
Chapter 6: Liability and Risk Management
Chapter 7: Marketing and Communications
Chapter 8: Using the Volunteer Management System (VMS)
Chapter 9: Resources
Chapter 10: Miscellaneous