UC Master Gardener Program
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UC Master Gardener Program

Reappointment Begins June 1st 2019!

It's reappointment time for the UC Master Gardener Program! Before the reappointment process begins we would like to say thank you. Our dedicated volunteers are the heart of the UC Master Gardener Program. You make our program impact possible. We hope you'll join us for another year of extending research-based home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape information to Californians. 

Annual reappointment is a requirement for all volunteers working with UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). Please read this update thoroughly and direct any questions regarding the reappointment process to your program's UC Master Gardener Coordinator, Advisor, or County Director. Reappointment will be taking place from June 1 through July 31, 2019, across the state of California. The process for reappointment can be done in 3 easy steps!


 

Step One: Select “Please Complete!” in VMS

• Log into VMS, vms-mg.ucanr.edu/
• Select “Please Complete!” under "Reappointment" in right column of your VMS home screen


 

Step Two: Complete all three sections to fulfill county requirements for participation

 


Step Three: Verify Date Completed Displays and Print a Copy for your Records



Quick Tips and FAQ's:

Who must complete the reappointment process?
The reappointment process is mandatory for all UCCE Master Gardeners with the following status and achievement including:

Active AND Limited Active

• First Year Master Gardener
• Master Gardener
• Gold Badge
• Platinum Badge

How many hours do I need to volunteer for reappointment?
The minimum hours required to remain a certified UC Master Gardener volunteer are:

• 25 hours - Volunteer
• 12 hours - Continuing education

Note: First-year UC Master Gardener volunteers are required to complete a minimum of 50 volunteer hours (no continuing education requirement) before the next certification cycle.

What is the date range for calculating hours for reappointment?
Hours should be reported for the period of July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.

Where do I send my payment?
Please check with your county Coordinator, Director or Advisor about fees and where and how to submit payment. The statewide office does not collect fees or payment directly from volunteers for reappointment.

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 9:18 AM

Comments:

1.
I don't see the cue for reappointment yet on the home page; does it appear after 6/1/19? What is the fee?

Posted by Claire Wing on May 28, 2019 at 4:17 PM

2.
Hi Claire,  
The reappointment box won't appear in your VMS until June 1. When you log in after June 1, you'll be able to click on 'Please Complete' and go through the process of electronically signing the documents listed above. If you have any trouble after June 1, let your Coordinator know! Specific reappointment fees are set by your county (and will be no less than $6.00). Inquire with your Coordinator to learn more about rates and preferred payment methods. Thanks for writing. We're all here to help you get through reappointment.  
Best,  
Marisa

Reply by Marisa A Coyne on May 29, 2019 at 3:04 PM

3.
Such a helpful post. Thank you!

Posted by Anne E Schellman on May 30, 2019 at 12:07 PM

4.
Who do we sent or give our reappointment fees to?

Posted by Royce J Rhoads on May 30, 2019 at 4:35 PM

5.
Thanks Anne!

Reply by Marisa A Coyne on May 31, 2019 at 1:06 PM

6.
Royce,  
Thanks for writing. Reappointment fees are paid in county. Please check with your county Coordinator, Director or Advisor about where and how to submit payment. The statewide office does not collect fees or payment directly from volunteers for reappointment.  
Best,  
Marisa

Reply by Marisa A Coyne on May 31, 2019 at 1:08 PM

7.
Still doesn't appear on afternoon of June 2

Posted by Dennis Frankeberger on June 2, 2019 at 5:18 PM

8.
Dennis,  
Thanks for writing. Reappointment launched on June 1, 2019 in VMS.  
- Please verify that you are navigating to and logging into VMS (vms-mg.ucanr.edu). Reappointment information will not appear on the homepage of the UC Master Gardener Program webpage (mg.ucanr.edu).  
-Reappointment is required for all Active or Limited Active Master Gardeners. If you are a Trainee (or if your achievement level has not been updated from Trainee to First Year Master Gardener), you will not be able to reappoint. Please connect with your county coordinator if your achievement level needs updating.  
Hope this helps! If you are still experiencing challenges, don't hesitate to reach out.  
All the best,  
Marisa

Reply by Marisa A Coyne on June 3, 2019 at 7:50 AM

9.
Can you please tell us the name and address of the Alameda county coordinator?  
 
Thanks,  
Jane A. Margold

Posted by Jane A. Margold on June 8, 2019 at 8:58 PM

10.
Jane,  
Thanks for writing. Contact information for County level staff can be found on our website at https://mg.ucanr.edu. Hover over the 'Contact Us' button in the top left corner of the screen. Click 'County Staff' when the dropdown menu appears. You will be directed to this list of contacts: http://mg.ucanr.edu/Contact_Us_/Program_Coordinators_/  
Hope this helps.  
Best,  
Marisa

Reply by Marisa A Coyne on June 10, 2019 at 6:54 AM

11.
I may be going blind --- I've read all about "reappointment" in two places on  
the website but I don't see the place or button for actually doing it.  
HELP!

Posted by Rosaline Gould on June 13, 2019 at 1:50 PM

12.
Rosaline,  
Thanks for writing. I've logged into VMS and can confirm that all of your reappointment steps have been completed. Thanks for continuing with the UC Master Gardener Program!  
Best,  
Marisa

Reply by Marisa A Coyne on June 13, 2019 at 3:10 PM

13.
HI Marissa!! Fun to see your face on this! Hope new position is grand- Warmly, lauren-

Posted by Lauren T Klein on June 16, 2019 at 1:26 PM

14.
Thanks Lauren! It truly is! Hope all is well in the North Bay.  
Best,  
Marisa

Reply by Marisa A Coyne on June 17, 2019 at 7:20 AM

15.
I cannot find the reappointment tab as indicated in the directions.  
 
Thank you,  
Mary

Posted by Mary L. Gish on June 19, 2019 at 4:28 PM

16.
I was able to register on my phone for Colusa Co, but, I am unable to reregister for my husband David. It doesn't even give him the option to re-register.

Posted by David Dennis on June 19, 2019 at 7:33 PM

17.
Mary,  
Thanks for writing. I've logged into VMS and can confirm that all of your reappointment steps have been completed. Thanks for continuing with the UC Master Gardener Program!  
Best,  
Marisa

Reply by Marisa A Coyne on June 20, 2019 at 7:08 AM

18.
David  
Thanks for writing. I've logged into VMS and can confirm that all of your reappointment steps have been completed. Thanks for continuing with the UC Master Gardener Program!  
Best,  
Marisa

Reply by Marisa A Coyne on June 20, 2019 at 7:13 AM

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