Have you ever thought about how many times a day you sign your name? And how many times you sign your name and perhaps don’t even read through the entirety of what you’re signing. Scary, huh?
Master Wellness Volunteers play a big role in helping extend the outreach and education of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. And we appreciate it. But we do not take it lightly. We want all parties to understand the roles and responsibilities they’re taking on by agreeing to be a MWV. So, many moons ago, perhaps, or just yesterday, when you filled out your application, you attested to the following with your signature:
I would like to become a Master Wellness Volunteer. I understand that should I be selected for the training program, I will be required to complete 40 hours of training. Upon completion of the training, I will be required to return 40 hours of volunteer service by the end of the year under the direction of the county AgriLife Extension agent. I also understand that as a volunteer, I will represent Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and will be called upon to provide educational programs and disseminate educational materials. I also understand that in this capacity I cannot use my status as a volunteer to promote any personal opinions, business, or services or the opinions or services of other companies or agencies. I must present the research-based information on which Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s educational programs and services are based.
It’s a long paragraph (almost as long as this post!) but it’s very important. Take a moment to re-read it, especially the bolded part, and make sure you’re honoring your commitment to the Agency, your county and the people you’re reaching. Please let your County Extension Agent know if you have any questions or concerns.