Maine Master Gardener Volunteers

COVID-19 MGV Policy, York County

The University of Maine York County Extension Office will again begin operating entirely remotely beginning on September 18 until further notice due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in York County.

York County Extension staff can be reached by phone or email to help meet the needs of constituents:

207.324.2814 (voicemails are forwarded to staff)

As we’ve seen, things change quickly.  There is the possibility that some in person projects, if safely planned, will be able to be currently approved.

All Master Gardener Volunteers who wish to become involved now or when more opportunities are possible, must complete all Covid-19 Volunteering Requirements as Outlined with this Link, and follow all CDC guidelines and protocols.  With quick changes and the end of the season approaching, please complete the requirements mentioned in that link.

Master Gardener Volunteer trainees who are currently working towards their certification will continue to receive additional time to complete their initial 40 hours of volunteer service. Currently active certified Master Gardener Volunteers will still not be required to complete their annual 20 hours of volunteer service in order to maintain their certification. If you continue to volunteer from home please report those hours in a timely way so we can track our impact within our communities.

Please check back regularly as this policy is subject to change, as we continue to assess the situation with the Covid-19. Updates will be provided to all active Master Gardener Volunteers and partner organizations as they develop. We ALL must do our best to ensure the utmost safety among our staff, volunteers and the communities we serve.

Updated: 9/23/2020


It takes a passion for green and growing things, and interest in sharing your enthusiasm for gardening with friends, neighbors, and the community to be a Master Gardener Volunteer.

Master Gardener Volunteers enjoy helping to create beauty in public as well as private spaces and helping others learn how to grow their own food.

We are young and older; male and female; students, workers, and retirees; and we all share an interest in nature, the environment, and growing things.

If you are not yet a Master Gardener, learn how you can become one by applying to the York County Master Gardener Program. Then you, too, can become a Master Gardener Volunteer.

Find Out How to Become a Master Gardener Volunteer

Maine Harvest for Hunger sign "Kids Can Grow" youth participant stands proudly next to her newly planted square-foot, raised-bed gardenOther Master Gardener Programs:

For More Information, Contact:

UMaine Cooperative Extension in York County
15 Oak Street, Suite 302
Springvale, Maine 04083
Tel: 207.324.2814 or 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine)