Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam Counties

Main Office (LaSalle County)
815 North Orlando Smith Road
Room C223
Oglesby, IL 61348
Phone: 815- 224-0889
Email: uie-blmp@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Bureau County)
850 Thompson St,
Becker Professional Suites,
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-875-2878
FAX: 815-875-2870
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (LaSalle County)
1689 North 31st Road,
Suite 2
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 815-433-0707
FAX: 815-433-5454
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Branch Office (Marshall-Putnam County)
509 Front Street,
Suite 4
Henry, IL 61537
Phone: 309-364-2356
FAX: 309-364-2804
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Volunteering with University of Illinois Extension

University of Illinois Extension provides practical, research-based information and programs to help individuals, families, farms, businesses and communities in Illinois. Its mission in short, is to help the citizens of Illinois put knowledge to work. The contribution of volunteers in the following areas is essential to the achievement of this mission.

More than 1,000 volunteers contribute their time and talents to the Extension program in Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam counties. Learn how you can help others with the knowledge and experiences gained from Extension education.

Volunteer opportunities with our office include:

  • 4-H and Youth Program
    4-H is a voluntary, informal educational program for boys and girls ages 8-18.
  • Master Gardener Program
    Individuals who have an interest in learning more about gardening and would like to share their experience with their local communities are invited to join our Master Gardener Program.
  • Master Naturalist Program

Individuals who have an interest in learning more about natural resources and environmental stewardship and would like to share their experience with their local communities are invited to join our Master Naturalist Program.

  • Extension Advisory Committees
    Volunteers of Advisory Committees are responsible for assisting Extension staff with the planning, implementing, and coordinating of University of Illinois Extension programs.
  • Family Life Education
    Family Life Education Volunteers will receive training and begin the important job of delivering specific education and wellness information in their own communities.