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About Virginia Cooperative Extension

*****The VCE-Prince William office located at the Sudley North Government Center is open for walk-ins. Our new Customer Service hours are from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday.  Our business hours remain 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.  Please consider making an appointment if you have specific needs or questions, or call ahead if you need assistance at [email protected] or phone 703-792-6289.  

Currently, most classes offered by VCE are virtual. Please visit the program area webpages for specific class information.*****

Education Makes a Difference!

Virginia Cooperative Extension is a cooperation of local, state and federal governments in partnership with tens of thousands of citizens. Our programs strengthen families and help protect the environment. Program content is based on the research conducted at the state's two land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Using feedback from the community, local extension offices design, implement and evaluate Cooperative Extension's programs.

Virginia Cooperative Extension was established through the Smith and Lever Act of 1914. The intent of this legislation was to support communities with demonstration of best practices and information for agricultural producers and their families through the family and consumer science and 4-H programs. As communities have become more urban and suburban in nature, VCE-Prince William's programs have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of individuals in our community.

Educational programs are designed to:

  • Enable families to better manage resources;
  • Help youth become self-directing, contributing and productive members of society;
  • Improve the impact of urban horticulture on the environment.


We are grateful to those individuals and families who choose to volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension-Prince William!

National Volunteer Week is April 18-24, 2021.  In honor, we celebrate our Volunteers!

VCE Prince William has diverse and highly trained volunteers who assist program staff to provide programs on parenting, finances, protecting the environment, and 4-H youth development. Each year we recognize 12 individuals who have provided significant contributions in the Unit. These volunteers make a difference in the community!

In 2021, we recognize the Volunteers below and thank them for their support

Parent Education Volunteers

Paola Giovanetti

Denee McKnight

Stephanie Flowers 

Master Financial Education Volunteers

Audrey Spencer Horsley

Patty Atkins

Erika Laos

4-H Youth Development Volunteers

Alison Dixon

Kayla Dixon

Tracey Whysong

Master Gardener Volunteers

Jimmie Jones

Christina Hastings

Janice Beaverson

Read more about these amazing Volunteers of the Month honored this year for National Volunteer Week 2021.

These volunteers are part of a larger group of 774 volunteers who support VCE-Prince William's local programs.  In FY20, 774 enrolled volunteers gave 30,590 hours in support of our programs.  The value of their time is the equivalent of 15.68 full time staff and equals $834,189 ($27.20/hr 2020 Independent sector volunteer rate).  With the help of Staff and Volunteers over 19,466 citizens in the Greater Prince William area were served though our educational programs and services. 

We are grateful our volunteers choose to volunteer with VCE-Prince William!




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Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech Virginia State University the U.S. Department of Agriculture and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all regardless of race color religion sex age veteran status national origin disability or political affiliation. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.