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The CSU Extension Volunteer Management System (VMS) is comprehensive online system for staff and volunteers.

In VMS, you can:

  • Sign-up for CMG Events
  • Volunteer (& un-volunteer) for CMG Projects & Shifts
  • Register for upcoming for CMG Continuing Education Events
  • Report, view & edit hours and project contacts
  • Email volunteers, staff and project groups
  • Access and update personal directory information
  • View current news at the local and state level
  • Complete annual volunteer reappointment

Training & Help Videos

Master List of all Training Videos  Links to YouTube channel

Specific Videos:

First-time Login for Colorado Master Gardeners (5:28)

Your Homepage Navigation (5:20)

How to GET HELP with logging in (3:45)

How to Report your Hours (5:10)

View & Edit Hours (2:34)

How to Sign-up for a Project (1:34)

Directory Information (3:17)

Link to Get Help Form

Operating System & VMS Function

The system works best with fewest glitches using latest versions of Windows, macOS, iOS, iPadOS, Android, Linux, and Chrome OS.

There have been a few issues when older versions of Chrome or Internet Explorer are used. In browsers, javascript must be enabled (virtually all websites require it now) and cookies, at least for the VMS, must be accepted/enabled.

The system is not fully optimized for mobile devices yet. Please note, at present it is a bit cumbersome to use on a small phone screen – a tablet size screen is best for mobile device use. We do have a phone-optimized form for adding hours coming soon.