University of Maryland Extension

Volunteer Resources

Being a Volunteer

About the Program

Below lists an overview of program information and resources for UME Master Gardener Coordinators and UME Master Gardener Volunteers. 


  • Logo User Guides
  • Links to Logo Files
  • PowerPoint Slide Templates
  • UME Master Gardener Program Logos
  • UME Master Gardener Subset Program Logos
         Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinic
         Grow It Eat It
         Native Plants

Policy Materials

  • Become a Volunteer
  • University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Policies and Guidelines
  • University of Maryland Policies

Record and Report Volunteer Data

  • Access the Volunteer Management System (VMS) to report volunteer service hours, continuing education hours, and direct contact demographic data

UME Master Gardener Shop 

  • UME Master Gardener Handbook
  • UME Master Gardener Branded Merchandise
  • Program Supplies

Educational Resources

Continuing Education Opportunities 

  • List of Webinars, Classes, and Other Events
  • UME Master Gardener/Master Naturalist Annual Training Conference

Grow It Eat It Teaching Resources

  • Mission, Vision, and Program Overview
  • Additional Resources

Teaching Tools, Templates, and Presentations

  • Organizational Flow Chart
  • PowerPoint Slide Templates
  • Grow It Eat It Presentations
  • HGIC Resources
  • Additional Teaching Tools

Year of the...

  • Resources for Year of the... UME Master Gardener activities

Communication Materials

Annual Reports

  • Archived UME Master Gardener & Home and Garden Information Center Annual Reports


  • View Current and Past UME State Master Gardener Newsletters
  • Subscription Button

Statewide Meeting Minutes

  • Grow It Eat It Statewide Meeting Minutes
  • Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinic Statewide Meeting Minutes

UME Home and Garden Information Center Resources

To view HGIC resources that are useful for UME Master Gardener Volunteers, please visit the Teaching Tools, Templates, and Presentations web page.

  • Learn more about plants and gardening and how to identify and manage pests and problems.
  • Get help with your gardening questions via Ask an Expert. This online platform puts you directly in touch with horticultural experts to help answer gardening questions.
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