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Onboarding

Timeline

Welcome to the Ramsey County Master Gardener Volunteer Program!

We're so glad that you decided to join us in 2024. Your background check has cleared, your Safety of Minors training is complete, and you have registered to the Horticultural Core Course. 

Before You Start

Below are a few housekeeping items that we recommend tackling before you officially get started. These will help you hit the ground running in 2024.

Recommended Reading for New Volunteers

Frequent Email Contacts

Add these names to your email's contact list/address book. You will be getting email and phone messages from them this year and you don't want your email's spam/junk filter to delete them.

January

February 

  • Receive a temporary name badge and t-shirt mailed to your home.

  • Continue learning course through U of M

  • Meet your mentor

March 

April

  • Volunteer Project Fair 

  • Volunteer projects ramp up

May

  • Summer volunteering seasons begins! 

  • RCMG Plant Sale

  • Complete any unfinished Core Course tasks

July

  • Mid-year check-in with your mentor

  • Hours check 

September

  • Intern + Mentor Celebration Event

  • Intern + Mentor Feedback Survey 

December

  • Complete hours for the year

  • December 21  is the last day to enter hours

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