FAQ

When are Chapter Meetings held?
When are Board Meetings held?
How do I report my hours?
How do I find out about volunteer service and advanced training opportunities?
What about opportunities that have not been approved?
When can I start accumulating hours?
How can I get more involved with the Chapter?
Who do I contact concerning the website?
Where do I find the Chapter’s bylaws and policies?
Who are the Chapter’s officers and directors?
What if I have to miss a Training Class session? How many can I miss? How do I catch up?

 

When are Chapter Meetings held?
Chapter meetings are the first Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December (see the Calendar). They are generally held at the AgriLife Building at Carbide Park in LaMarque, starting with snacks and social at 6:30 pm, followed by 30 minutes for updates on volunteer/training opportunities, Chapter business and other happenings, and concluding with a one-hour program that qualifies for Advanced Training. The December meeting is a special end-of-year celebration.

When are Board Meetings held?
Board meetings are generally the first Tuesday of each month, although they may be a week earlier if necessary to precede the Chapter Meeting (see the Calendar). Board Meetings are open to the membership.

How do I report my hours?
Members receive a form from Jim Duron (or you can download a copy) that should be completed and submitted monthly to report both volunteer and advanced training hours. It is important to report all hours, since they are assigned a value of more than $20 per hour and are used for matching grants and budget applications. More information is available on this website.

How do I find out about volunteer and advanced training opportunities?
You will receive news about approved opportunities via email from the Chapter; sign-up lists are available at Chapter Meetings; and opportunities are publicized on the Calendar. See also volunteering and advanced training.

What about opportunities that have not been approved?
If you wish to accumulate hours spent on volunteer service or advanced training that has not been approved by the Chapter, complete a Pre-Approval Request or contact the support team.

When can I start accumulating hours?
Students attending our Training Class can begin accumulating volunteer and advanced training hours (for activities not associated with classes) from the first day of the month in which the class begins. It is possible for you to become certified (40 volunteer hours and eight advanced training hours) on the successful completion of the training class.

How can I get more involved in the Chapter?
You can become more knowledgeable about our activities by attending Chapter Meetings and volunteering for a variety of volunteer/advanced training activities. You will meet more people and, hopefully, identify specific areas of interest. Let others know of your interests and skill sets; ask them how your expertise can best be put to use.

Who do I contact concerning the website?
Contact the support team.

Where do I find the Chapter’s bylaws and policies?
Individual copies are provided during the Training Class; they are also available on this website.

Who are the Chapter’s officers and directors?
Officers and directors are listed on this website. Feel free to contact them!

What if I have to miss a Training Class session? How many can I miss? How do I make them up?
Students are permitted to miss one of our Training Class sessions. However, we’d like you to make up the content you missed; contact one of the Training Class Coordinators for more information. Possibilities include attending an equivalent session at a neighboring chapter, identifying alternate ways of obtaining the training or attending the missed session in the next Training Class.

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