There are many ways to support the people and programs at the K-State Research and Extension — Sedgwick County office.
Become a volunteer
We offer many opportunities for volunteers to offer their time and skills.
Become a Master Gardener.
Extension Master Gardener Volunteers have a passion for gardening, an enthusiasm for learning and a commitment to helping others through volunteer service. They educate the community about gardening through special events, presentations and one-on-one consultations. Learn more.
Become a 4-H volunteer.
Are you looking to connect with youth in Sedgwick County or do you enjoy teaching kids special skills in a fun way? Become a 4-H leader, help with 4-H events or become one of our school enrichment educators. Find more details and apply.
Become a SHICK volunteer.
If you are sensitive, caring and have a desire to help seniors, consider volunteering as a SHICK counselor. Our goal is to educate and assist the public in making informed decisions about their health care options. Learn more.
Become a volunteer with Bonding thru Board Games.
This program uses board games to help develop the six traits of strong families and vital soft skills. Get trained and teach euro board games to event participants. Learn more.
Become a board member
The Extension Executive Board is a 9 member body elected from the 24 member Extension Council each year. The Extension Council members serve on one of the four Program Development Committees: Agriculture/Horticulture, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Development.
The Executive Board is a volunteer board that oversees the budgeting, personnel, and programming needs for the local Extension Office. If you are interested in serving on this board, you first need to be elected to one of the Program Development Committees. Learn more.
Serve on a program development committee
The Program Development Committees each consist of 6 elected members that represent the community. The election is held each fall and every eligible voter in the county can come vote. Learn more.