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Thank you, MGEVs!

National Volunteer Week officially kicks off today, and we’re pretty excited! For an entire week, we get to give extra attention to the fantastic accomplishments of each you in your county MGEV programs.

This year, since we can’t celebrate in person, we have a virtual celebration packed with pictures, stories, shout-outs, and way-to-goes. I hope you’ll check out our MGEV Program Facebook page and our Instagram account EVERY DAY, starting today and running through next Saturday. You might just recognize a face or two!

You may even want to join in the fray! Here’s a look at some of the conversations that we are having. Feel free to comment on our posts or contribute to those on your county’s pages. If you post to your pages, please use the #gamgev or other suggested hashtags so that we can find your posts.

  • MONDAY, April 20 — Meet a Master Gardener Monday
    • leave a comment on our posts introducing yourself!
  • TUESDAY, April 21 — TrueLeader Tuesday
    • Calling all #TrueLeaders!!! Fill in the blanks and let us know you’re here! “I’m currently a #gamgev serving in _______ county, and I share my time and talents in growing community by ___________.” (Describe your volunteer role or activities.)
  • WEDNESDAY, April 22 — What Heroes Wear Wednesday
    • Show your spirit for volunteerism by wearing your favorite Extension or MGEV swag and sharing a photo with #HeroInGreen. Post these photos and tag us! #gamgev
  • THURSDAY, April 23 — Throwback Thursday (#TBT)
    • What is your favorite memory as an MGEV? Share how you have grown your community through your MGEV projects!
    • Got a picture of an old shirt, project photo, original certificate or name tag? Be sure to post and tag! #TBT #gamgev
  • FRIDAY, April 24 — I am iNSPiRED by…
    • Tell us about that gardener, plant, or garden that has iNSPiRED you!
  • SATURDAY, April 25 — Salute to Excellence
    • Copy and paste in the comments of Saturday posts: “_______ years ago, I became a #gamgev. I am proud of the positive impact I have on our community.”

We’ve got a few other surprises for you as the week progresses. We hope that you’ll enjoy each of them as much as we’ve enjoyed putting them together. Know that you are appreciated, valued, and admired by your program coordinators, as well as Sarah and I here in the State Program Office. Thank you for your contributions to UGA Extension’s MGEV program!

Stay well!

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About sdorn

Sheri is the State Coordinator for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program and Extension Specialist for Consumer Ornamentals. When she is not traveling about the state of Georgia admiring the work of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, she spends time in her own (real and virtual) gardens.