MWV General Policies
• Master Wellness Volunteer Interns (serving their first year before they are full-fledged MWVs) are required to obtain 40 educational hours. This can include planning time, travel, etc. but does NOT include training. MWV interns do not need any training hours.
• Master Wellness Volunteers (those who have already completed their 40 hours and are full-fledged MWVs) need 10 educational hours. This can include planning time, travel, etc. but does NOT include training. They also need 5 training hours. Training hours can be received online through the “Master Wellness Volunteer” tab of extensiononline.tamu.edu. Please note this system is closing on March 21st, 2019 so ensure you earn your training hours before this date.
• Failure to show up for an event (no-call/no-show) or failure to cancel within 48 hours of the event, may result in a loss of hours.
MWV Joint County Policies
Only hours completed in Dallas County are eligible for Dallas County Master Wellness Volunteer credit. If interested in serving as a Master Wellness Volunteer in multiple counties, please follow these steps:
- Complete your Intern year in your primary county.
- Following your Intern year, contact Brittany Martin at email@example.com and let them know you are interested in serving as a volunteer in an additional county.
- Brittany Martin will contact the CEA in the county you are interested in for approval.
- If approved, please note that you will need to complete all educational and training hour requirements in Dallas County, and will most likely to need meet all educational and training hour requirements in your new county as well.
MWV Reporting Policies
• All reports are due by midnight on the last day of the month in which they occurred. For example, if I teach a program on May 29th, I must have that report completed at agrilife.org/mwv by May 31st at midnight. If you have a program very close to the end of the month, keep in mind that it will need to be reported very promptly to make that deadline! Reporting immediately after a program concludes is always best practice.
• When the monthly summary is sent out for the previous month, please promptly send me any errors you see with your reports and I will make those changes.
• Please ensure I have sign-in sheets, and if applicable, completed evaluations for the programs you report. Those can be delivered, mailed, or sent via pdf (no photos please.) If I do not receive this information by the 10th day of the following month, I will be contacting you and your report may be deleted. If you need help obtaining sign-in sheets or evaluations to use for your programs, please let me know!
- Report hours here: https://agrilife.org/mwv/
- Click the “Reporting” tab
- Enter your first initial and last name. Please follow this format every time you report to ensure continuity.
Type of activity
- Select “Educational Program” for programs where you are doing a majority of the education.
- Select “Food Demonstration” when you have been brought in to a program strictly to present a recipe.
- Select “Health Fair” if you are handing out materials at a booth during a health fair type event.
- Select “Marketing or Promotion” if you are meeting with someone about the MWV program. This activity should be cleared with Brittany Martin, CEA-FCH, in advance before you report.
- Select “Planning Meeting” when attending a Dallas FCS Committee meeting.
- Select “Program Preparation” for all activities related to preparing a program: reviewing material, picking up materials at the Extension Office, etc.
- Select “Training” for activities related to educating YOU as a volunteer. Please contact Brittany Martin, CEA-FCH, with questions about what qualifies as a training activity.
- Please refrain from reporting any activity as “other.” If you have a question about what an activity should be classified as, please shoot me an email!
- Select “Yes” for Better Living for Texans activity only if you are using a Better Living for Texans pre and post survey.
Title, Summary, occurred, and location
- Enter 3-5 sentences about the activity.
- Enter the date the program was conducted. If you have multiple dates, please make multiple reports.
- Provide both the address and location. (Example: Dallas County Extension Office, 10056 Marsh Lane Suite B-101
- Enter the city
- Enter the zip code
- When reporting a “Health Fair” activity or an activity at a school, only count those you actively engaged with at your booth. Do not count attendees of the event as a whole, as they may not have received any information from you. It is ok to make a reasonable guess about how many there were.
- For “Educational Activity” and “Food Demonstration” please count only those who can be proven with a sign-in sheet. All attendees must sign-in.
Hours Spent and description
- Please ensure you are rounding to the nearest quarter hour.
- It is ok to leave the description blank as most of your material should be covered in the summary.
- Ensure you click the arrow to submit.