Getting Involved

Volunteer Opportunities


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County is funded by numerous sources of which Albany County is the largest. The remainder is funded by grants from state and federal governments, program income and donations from our supporters.

Contributions that we receive help to provide free educational resources, such as after school programming and special educational programs, for the residents of Albany County. Contributions are tax deductible and help make a difference. If you wish to make a donation please send checks payable to:

Cornell Cooperative Extension
Albany County
24 Martin Road, P.O. Box 497
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Download donation form

If you have any questions about donating to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County, please contact the Executive Director, Lisa V. Godlewski at 518-765-3500 or by email at
(Please indicate ‘CCE Donation’ in subject line.)

Volunteer Opportunities:

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County utilizes the talents of over 250 volunteers to achieve its educational mission. Outreach efforts are greatly extended from the contributions of these volunteers in the areas of 4-H Youth Development (4-H Leaders, Teen Mentors, etc.), Master Gardeners, Student Internships and by serving on the Board of Directors and Program Committees.

For more information about volunteer opportunities/application, contact the following staff:

4-H Youth Development



CCE (Cornell Cooperative Extension) Association Volunteers are individuals who support CCE activities as a casual, elected, enrolled or supervising volunteer. Individuals who receive payment beyond expenses incurred during performance of service (whether such payment be in the form of cash, goods, lodging, food, etc.) are not considered volunteers.

Any member of the general public, students, former program participants, current or retired employees of CCE may serve as CCE Association Volunteers with the following restrictions:

  • Youth under the age of eighteen may serve in only those volunteer roles that do not require a signed volunteer agreement and may do so only with signed parental consent. Youth engaged in service learning or community service activities are considered to be program participants and are not considered to be CCE Association Volunteers for the purposes of the Association Volunteer Policy.
  • An employee of CCE may not volunteer in a capacity that is the same or essentially similar to that individual’s paid work assignment
  • Enrolled or supervising volunteers are required to submit a Volunteer Application prior to serving in a volunteer capacity and may also be required to authorize a Criminal History Check and/or Department of Motor Vehicle Check. Upon acceptance as a CCE Volunteer, volunteers will be asked to sign a Volunteer Agreement which includes the Volunteer Code of Conduct.