Volunteer Opportunities


All of the volunteer efforts (making masks, running errands, dropping food, etc.) can count as MG hours during this unusual time.


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This year, we can continue to learn, grow and give back.


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The Grow More Give More program has launched.You can be part of this very worthwhile program by going to theACES Website to learn about the program. The online video and texts will be available to support Master Gardeners as well as novice gardenersin growing vegetable crops as successfully as possible The idea of the program is that every gardener will grow enough to share a little extra with an individual or an institution in need. ACES realizes that for some gardeners it may be easiest to carry a small bag of extras across the street to a neighbor, or take a box to their local school—others won’t be happy unless they’re delivering a harvest to a regional food bank.

We can donate extra fruits and vegetables:

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Drop off extra vegetables to neighbors who are shut in by age or illness, or are affected by job loss and would appreciate fresh produce (and a kind note or a flower perhaps)

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Reach out to schools, community centers and places of worship which you already know and see if there’s a new need you can help fill

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Statewide charities like Society of St. Andrews, a crop gleaning charity
www.endhunger.org, and regional operations like Community Foodbank of Central Alabamawww.feedingal.org, are positioned to coordinate donations, particularly in larger quantities.

If you are on Facebook, please like theAlabama Smart Yardspage as well as our ownJefferson County Master Gardenerpage. Please check these daily and share theGrow More Give More posts on your own pages. Encourage your family and friends to share, as well. Together we can make a difference.


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As traffic increase on the MG Helpline, we need additional volunteers who can answer the phones remotely. Please check the Helpline Calendar on the service report to find an open shift. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.




JCMGA 2020