Volunteering is a critical component of the S.C. Master Naturalist Program. The Clemson Extension receives in-kind credit for each hour of volunteering and advanced training.
We encourage master naturalist graduates to record all of their volunteer and advanced training hours in the Clemson statewide database. Graduates are asked to complete 30 hours of volunteer service every year. Eight of those 30 hours can be advanced training.
The four categories of volunteer service projects include:
- ecological services (exotic invasive removal, river sweeps, cleaning bluebird boxes)
- citizen science (hawk watch, water quality monitoring, Monarch watch)
- education and interpretation (posters, field trips, brochures, etc.)
- programmatic needs (assisting Host Sites or the State Office in program delivery)
For more information about what qualifies as volunteer projects click here.
Report your hours here using the password you were given on graduation day. If you need help logging in to your account, contact James Blake, state coordinator of the South Carolina Master Naturalist Program.