Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties

Knox County
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: 309-342-5108
FAX: 309-342-1768
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Henderson County
410 E. Main, PO Box 540
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Phone: 309-924-1163
FAX: 309-924-1164
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8am-2pm and Thursday 8am-4:30pm

McDonough County
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Warren County
1000 North Main Street
P.O. Box 227
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-5161
FAX: 309-734-5532
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30pm (Closed noon to 1 pm)

Volunteering with University of Illinois Extension

At University of Illinois Extension, our volunteers are essential to the success of our programs. Volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H, Master Naturalist, and Master Gardener programs. Our Extension Council members and Foundation board members are also volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities in our unit include:

  • 4-H and Youth Program: 4-H is a voluntary, informal education program for boys and girls ages 8 – 18.
  • 4-H Cloverbud Leader: Youth ages 5 – 7 years old are involved in the 4-H Cloverbud program. If you would like to start a new Cloverbud group and volunteer as a leader, please contact us for more information.
  • 4-H Fair Volunteers Needed: Volunteers work together every year to showcase the 4-H program at the county fairs.
  • 4-H Organizational Leader: Would you like to work with youth ages 8 – 18 years old? Start a 4-H Club. The 4-H Organizational Leader provides leadership to the young people who are members of the club, and serves as the primary contact for the club.
  • Teen Teachers: Join us on an adventure where you will be teaching
    youth how to be more physically fit and healthy! Lead fun, handsā€on
    activities, while getting great experience! Training is REQUIRED
    before summer teaching starts, so be sure to sign up early.
  • Master Gardeners: Master Gardeners are a group of volunteers trained by University of Illinois Extension educators to provide a network of gardening programs and horticultural activities to educate the public and enhance life in their communities.  Call any of our offices to get on the list of interested applicants for our next training.
  • Master Naturalists: The Master Naturalist program provides opportunities for adult volunteers to learn about their state's natural history, environment, and conservation issues. Master Naturalist programs promote nature-based community service by citizen volunteers and provide continuing education opportunities. Call any of our offices to get on the list of interested applicants for our next training.
  • Extension Council: Adults and teens from Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties work together to assist staff in program prioritization, local needs assessment, and advocating our mission and vision. Council members serve two year terms and meet approximately four times per year.
  • Attend our Programs: Want to get involved without being a volunteer?! Check out our public program calendar and attend a workshop, class, or event! 

All volunteers working with youth are screened prior to undertaking assignments. All volunteers are required to complete child protection training.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with University of Illinois Extension, please call one of our local offices:

  • Henderson, 309-924-1163
  • Knox, 309-342-5108
  • McDonough, 309-837-3939
  • Warren, 309-734-5161