Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph and Williamson Counties

Jackson County
402 Ava Rd.
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: 618-687-1727
FAX: 618-687-1612
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Franklin County
1212 Route 14 West
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: 618-439-3178
FAX: 618-439-2953
Hours: M–F, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Perry County
3764 State Rte 13/127
Room 110
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: 618-357-2126
FAX: 618-357-3934
Hours: Mon - Wed, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)

Randolph County
313 West Belmont Street
Sparta, IL 62286
Phone: 618-443-4364
FAX: 618-443-1922
Hours: M–Th, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm)

Williamson County
101-B East DeYoung
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618-993-3304
FAX: 618-997-1542
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am-4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1pm)

Volunteering with University of Illinois Extension

Through local partnerships and connections to the vast resources of the University of Illinois, U of I Extension helps people and communities meet their most pressing needs. Extension educational programs are offered in four broad areas: 4-H Youth Development; Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences; Community and Economic Development; and Agriculture, Horticulture and Natural Resources. The programs offered are as diverse as the people of Illinois.
Our mission is to 'Help You Put Knowledge to Work.' The contributions of the volunteers are essential to the achievement of this mission. Learn how you can help others with the knowledge and experiences gained from Extension education. To be considered for a role, please contact the Extension Office.

Volunteer opportunities with our office include:

  • 4-H Youth Program
    4-H is a voluntary, informal educational program for boys and girls ages 8-18.
  • Extension Advisory Council
    The council is responsible for assisting staff with the planning and coordination of University of Illinois Extension programs.
  • Lessons for Living, Public Speaking
    Individuals interested in giving public presentations are taught "Lessons for Living" programs by University of Illinois Extension Educators.
  • Master Gardener Program
    Master Gardeners are volunteers trained by Extension Educators to educate the public and enhance their communities through horticulture.
  • Special Projects
    Volunteers are needed to assist with specific projects.