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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County. We offer diverse volunteer opportunites and training across a number of service programs. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please call 941-861-5000 or email

Volunteer Training and Service Programs

  • 4-H Youth Development: provides educational experiences through a "learn by doing" approach and helps youth acquire knowledge, develop life skills, and form attitudes to enable them to become self-directed, productive, and contributing members of society
  • Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP): adult education effort that prepares participants for informed engagement in community projects that foster principles of sustainability, connectivity, and biodiversity
  • Florida Waters Stewardship Program (FWSP): educates and trains adults on the water connections in our community, and ways to protect and preserve resources
  • Master Gardener Volunteer Program (MGV): trains and supports volunteer educators to provide information about planning and maintaining urban, suburban and rural landscapes with an emphasis on environmental stewardship



Lee Hayes Byron
County Extension Director

6700 Clark Road
Sarasota, Fla. 34241

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  8a to 5p, Mon–Fri

Plant Clinic
  In-person: 9a to 3p, Mon–Wed
  Learn more: Plant Clinic web page


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