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Become a Master Gardener Volunteer in Osceola County

What you need to know: 

The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program recruits individuals who are interested in gardening and enjoy sharing what they learn with others. Participants complete a 50-hour (or longer) training course sponsored by the University of Florida and the local county Extension office.

In return for their training, these new Master Gardener Volunteers serve 75 volunteer hours and an additional 10 hours of continuing education within the first year of their certification, per the statewide program bylaws. Volunteers serve 35 volunteer hours and 10 continuing education hours after the first year to maintain their status.

You will need to put in an application.

  • On the first page of the application, you’ll read the UF/IFAS policies and scroll to the bottom where it asks you to “log in.”
  • You will need to create a new account where it says, “I’m New to” in order to submit an application.
  • is the website that all of our current volunteers use to sign up for volunteer opportunities, log volunteer hours and communicate with one another. It’s a very important tool that we use on a daily basis within the Master Gardener Volunteer program. 

Information you will need to complete the application:

  • Why you wish to become a Master Gardener Volunteer
  • Personal information with 3 references
  • Recent job history
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Your Gardening interests

Application may take 30 minutes to complete.  

Complete Your Master Gardener Volunteer Application here. 




Eva Pabon 
Extension Faculty
Urban Horticulture

Cindy Rutherford
Administrative Secretary