MGV Dashboard

Accessing the Master Gardener Volunteer Dashboard

The dashboard is where you will enroll, report hours, and view your Master Gardener Volunteer information.

Go to the MGV Dashboard
  1. Enter your email address (do not create an account) and click continue.
  2. Enter the access code that was emailed to you when you clicked continue (check your spam if you don’t receive it in a few minutes).
  3. Click on the button image titled Master Gardener Volunteer Dashboard.

View the Quick Start Guides

Quick Start Enrollment Guide

 

Quick Start Reporting Hours Guide

Important tips for logging in:

  • The portal will “time out” if you leave it for too long. If this happens, you will need to log in again.
  • You will receive a new code each time you visit the portal page. If you receive the error message “invalid code”, you are not using the newest code.
  • If you receive an invalid account message, please contact your MGV coordinator.

 

Need more in-depth information?

Do you have questions not answered in the quick-start guide?

 

Things to know: 

  • Most of your information will already be pre-loaded so it will be a simpler process of just reviewing/updating your data and completing annual sign-offs.
  • You’ll need to enroll in approved projects in order to report volunteer hours. This can be done using the enrollment form or at a later date under ‘Log Hours and Impacts’.
  • You’ll need to log in to the portal to report hours and impacts, add approved projects to your list, and update your contact information.
  • You’ll be able to see how many hours you have submitted at any time and track your own hours. Please note: some counties have not yet submitted volunteer hours recorded before 2021, so these totals may be incorrect.
  • You will be able to see when your next background check is due. Background checks are good for 3 years.
  • If you see that you need a background check, watch out for an email from us soon to complete that step.

Annual Master Gardener Volunteer Enrollment
The first time that you log in each calendar year, you will see a message asking you to enroll. Please click on the Enroll Today link to get started. Remember, you will need to complete enrollment in one sitting.

Why do we ask you to complete a yearly enrollment? 

Enrollment is required for all volunteers to remain an active Master Gardener Volunteer. The enrollment form helps us collect up-to-date contact information and mandatory annual sign-offs on our non-discrimination and standards of behavior statements. It also gives volunteers the option to agree to a photo release statement, and the opportunity to sign an optional annual photo copyright release allowing UMaine Extension to use photos volunteers send us in promotional and educational materials.

What will happen if I don’t complete the form?

  • You’ll miss important Master Gardener Volunteer updates including new volunteer opportunities and incentives for being an active volunteer.
  • Your activities cannot be considered for official Master Gardener Volunteer hours.
  • You will not be considered under UMaine liability coverage while performing volunteer activities.

If you have any questions, please email Extension.mastergardeners@maine.edu