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VMS Reappointment Process Begins June 1

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 and we wouldn't be able to make such an incredible impact without you.

We hope you consider joining us as a volunteer again this upcoming program year. If the answer is yes, just follow the simple steps to reappointment below. Reappointment starts June 1 and is completed in the Volunteer Management System (VMS). Questions about reappointment? Contact your Program Coordinator, Advisor or County Director.  


Step One: Select “Complete Agreement Now” in VMS

  • Log into VMS, vms.ucanr.edu
  • Select “Please Complete” under Volunteer Agreement and Release in right column of 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 Appointment process is mandatory for all UC Master Gardener volunteers including:

• Active
• Limited Active
• First-Year
• 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?
The program year is July 1-June 30, 2019. Hours currently being reported during the reappointment period are from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018.

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

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Comments:

1.
What does the insurance cover?  
 
Thanks,  
 
Mary Jane Sutliff

Posted by Mary Jane Sutliff on May 31, 2018 at 8:35 AM

2.
Hi Mary Jane, Insurance coverage information can be found online through ANR Risk services: http://ucanr.edu/sites/risk/Insurance/Hartford_Volunteer_Insurance. Many thanks, Melissa

Reply by Melissa G. Womack on May 31, 2018 at 8:37 AM

3.
"Volunteer Agreement and Release in right column of VMS home screen" Doesn't seem to exist on my screen. There are buttons for add and view hours, but that's it.

Posted by Joe Boldt on May 31, 2018 at 8:40 AM

4.
Hi Joe - Reappointment will be turned on tomorrow, June 1. Check back on VMS tomorrow and it should appear on your home screen under the hours section. - Melissa

Reply by Melissa G. Womack on May 31, 2018 at 8:42 AM

5.
Hi, I just graduated and am not sure if I have to do the reappointment. Please let me know. Thanks.

Posted by Silvia N Ramos-2018 on May 31, 2018 at 8:02 PM

6.
Hi Silvia- Congratulations on your graduation and welcome! Yes, the reappointment process must be completed by First-Year Master Gardeners like yourself. When completing the Annual Volunteer Agreement and Request for Reappointment you will choose the "1st Year Volunteer" agreement from the drop down menu. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 1, 2018 at 8:54 AM

7.
Are there any charges associated with the Reappointment process in Orange County?

Posted by Beth Fitzgerald on June 1, 2018 at 12:26 PM

8.
Hi Beth- Any charges associated with Reappointment are done at the county level. Each county has a slightly different process for collecting fees so please check with your county coordinator to see how they would like to receive payment. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 1, 2018 at 12:48 PM

9.
I signed the re-appointment screen and answered all the questions. Yet, when I open the Home Screen, it still says Please Complete. Why?

Posted by Lydia Truce on June 1, 2018 at 4:55 PM

10.
Hi Lydia- Thank you for completing reappointment so timely. I just looked into your VMS account and don't see any lingering signs of reappointment on your home screen. I then looked at your reappointment status from and admin side and all your paperwork is complete! Great Job. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 1, 2018 at 8:56 PM

11.
I have no message on my screen for reappointment. It just has add and view hours. I am a new graduate.

Posted by Jude Menconi on June 2, 2018 at 10:09 AM

12.
Hi Jude- Congratulations on becoming a UC Master Gardener. I looked you up in VMS and your achievement status is TRAINEE, since you graduated it should be FIRST YEAR MASTER GARDENER for you and the other graduates of your class. I sent you an email with instructions on what to do. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 2, 2018 at 1:05 PM

13.
Hello, I also do not have a message on my home screen for reappointment and just completed the program on May 19. Can you also send instructions on what to do?

Posted by Amanda Sigafoos on June 2, 2018 at 5:04 PM

14.
Hi Amanda- Congratulations on becoming a UC Master Gardener. I looked you up in VMS and your achievement status is TRAINEE, since you graduated it should be FIRST YEAR MASTER GARDENER for you and the other graduates of your class. I sent you and your coordinator an email with instructions on what to do. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 4, 2018 at 8:07 AM

15.
I completed my reappointment process. When are the renewal fees due and how would I pay for those fees?

Posted by Sandra Sydlik on June 6, 2018 at 10:40 AM

16.
Hello Sandra- Thank you for your question. Please check with your local county coordinator about fees and where and how to submit payment. Each county has their own varied process.  
-Donna

Reply by Donna Navarro Valadez on June 6, 2018 at 1:54 PM

17.
I started the process, and can't find where to get back to complete

Posted by Kim Galatolo on June 7, 2018 at 6:51 AM

18.
Hello, Where can I submit insurance payment online? Thanks!

Posted by Nicholas Anduze on June 9, 2018 at 2:46 PM

19.
Hello, I am still not able to see the reappointment links. I have just graduated from our Riverside chapter. The links referenced in your FAQ do not show on my VMS homepage. Any suggestions?  
Thanks in advance for your help.

Posted by Julie Dauer (R18) on June 9, 2018 at 10:26 PM

20.
When I attended the meeting on the new VMS system, Rosa Olaiz told us there would be a place to submit our payment for reappointment. I have looked and looked, but I cannot find it. Anyone know where it is. Otherwise, I guess I will just have to drive over to the office and pay in person.

Posted by April Wilson on June 11, 2018 at 7:41 AM

21.
Hello April- Thank you for your question. I am going to forward your message onto Rosa Olaiz on how you can submit payment online. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 11, 2018 at 9:52 AM

22.
Hi Julie- Congratulations on becoming a UC Master Gardener. I looked you up in VMS and your achievement status is TRAINEE, since you graduated it should be FIRST YEAR MASTER GARDENER for you and the other graduates of your class. I sent you and your coordinator an email with instructions on what to do. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 11, 2018 at 10:06 AM

23.
Hi Kim- I checked your reappointment progress and you signed / completed all the required documents in VMS. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 11, 2018 at 10:07 AM

24.
If I unsubscribe from comments, is that comments on all posts or just this one?

Posted by Joe Boldt on June 11, 2018 at 10:14 AM

25.
Hi Joe- If you unsubscribe from comments I believe it will apply to all comments for the blog your subscribed to, not just a single blog post. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 11, 2018 at 10:26 AM

26.
Hi Nicholas- Thank you for your question. Please check with your local county coordinator about fees and where and how to submit payment. Each county has their own varied process. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on June 11, 2018 at 10:29 AM

27.
Hi, I was unsure as to how to answer the Drivers license question. Please advis. Thank you.

Posted by Tamara J Fine on June 17, 2018 at 4:13 PM

28.
Hi Tamara, If you are going to be driving as part of your volunteer work for the university you will need to answer "True" and enter in that you have a DL and the required insurance coverage. An example of driving while acting as a volunteer would be transporting materials for a booth display to an event. Check with your local county coordinator if you would like additional information or email me at mgwomack@ucanr.edu and I would be happy to connect you with more help. Many thanks - Melissa

Reply by Melissa G. Womack on June 18, 2018 at 8:47 AM

29.
How much are the renewal fees?

Posted by Deborah Lewis on June 26, 2018 at 8:41 PM

30.
Hi Deborah- Thank you for your question. Please check with your local county coordinator about fees and where and how to submit payment. Thank-you! -Donna

Reply by Donna Navarro Valadez on June 27, 2018 at 10:46 AM

31.
When I go to VMS the message I get is that the page has changed

Posted by Rosie I Perez on July 13, 2018 at 7:09 PM

32.
Help! I cannot find the forms for Reapointment!

Posted by Jenny Hawkins on July 13, 2018 at 10:08 PM

33.
Hi Jenny- I checked your reappointment progress and you signed / completed all the required documents in VMS on July 7, 2018. -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on July 16, 2018 at 8:32 AM

34.
Hi Rosie- I checked your reappointment progress and you signed / completed all the required documents in VMS on June 19, 2018. - Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on July 16, 2018 at 8:58 AM

35.
what is the fee for re appointment for my wife and i $$ and can we send in one check for the both of us?  
thanks ned and terry chassagne

Posted by Ned Chassagne on July 22, 2018 at 10:51 AM

36.
Hi Ned- Thank you for your question. I sent your question to your county coordinator. Rosa will be able to assist you on how to pay any fees in your county. Thank-you! -Lauren

Reply by Lauren Snowden on July 23, 2018 at 8:49 AM

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