City of Petersburg Staff
City of Petersburg Staff

The City of Petersburg office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is your local connection to Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

Through educational programs based on research and developed with input from local stakeholders, we help the people of City of Petersburg improve their lives.

We provide education through programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Family and Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability.

400 Farmer Street
Suite 218
Petersburg, VA 23803-6367

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Main Office: (804) 733-1880
Fax: (804) 733-1950
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2015 Petersburg 4-H Counselor, CIT Camp Forms, TDRC Test and Training Module

Hello Teens, it is that time of the year again to submit your Counselor and Counselor-in-Training Position, Application and Reference Forms for the 2015 camping season. Petersburg will be camping August 3, 2015 to August 7, 2015 with Surry and Sussex County offices, City of Portsmouth and City of Norfolk 4-H units. Forms are to be filled out completely and returned to Sharon F. Mallory no later than May 1, 2015.  Please fill your paperwork out completely and you and your parent(s) or guardian SIGN and DATE where indicated.  We cannot accept paperwork that is not filled out completely and signed. Counselors and Counselor-in-Training are required to complete 24 hours of Mandatory training and take the TDRC Test to become a Counselor or a Counselor-in-Training.  Training dates will be announced soon.

This is an excellent opportunity for leadership training and work experience within a recreational setting. Your training and experience can be put on your resume' when seeking employment or on your college applications. Don't wait, complete your paperwork now and thank you, we look forward to hearing from each of you.  Counselors, CIT's and Volunteers your Registration Form and Final Camp Package is attached for your convenience.  You can turn all of your paperwork in along with your deposit to save time and postage.  Your options are to, bring, scan and email to or mail your paperwork to Virginia Cooperative Extension, City of Petersburg, 400 Farmer Street, Suite 218, Petersburg, VA 23803-6367.

Click HERE to view the Camp Training Modules.

Click on this link 2015 City of Petersburg Counselor, Cit, Camp Forms (PDF | 4MB) to view and print the forms.

2015 City of Petersburg 4-H Camper Letter and Forms

It's that time of the year again for campers ages 9 to 13 years old to register for the Petersburg 4-H Junior Summer Camp held this year August 3—August 7, 2015.  Petersburg will be camping with Portsmouth, Norfolk, Surry, and Sussex. Campers will have a wonderful camping experience and meet a lot of new friends. Please don't wait until the last minute to reserve your space. 

Click the link below to view and print the camper forms required to attend the City of Petersburg 4-H Junior Summer Camp.  Forms can be brought to the office or mailed to Virginia Cooperative Extension, City of Petersburg, Attention 4-H Agent, 400 Farmer Street, Suite 218, Petersburg, VA 23803-6367 or the forms can be scanned and emailed to  Please fill the paperwork out completely and please sign all the forms where it indicates the CAMPER and PARENT or GUARDIAN should sign.  We cannot accept forms that do not have the proper signature requirements.  CAMPERS your FINAL CAMP PACKAGE paperwork is included in the link provided for your convenience.  You can turn all of your paperwork in at one time with your camp deposit.  "Remember all camp paperwork must be turned in by the July 17, 2015 cutoff date."

2015 City of Petersburg 4-H Camper Letters, and Forms (PDF | 3MB)

Upcoming Events-Petersburg FCS

2015 FCS Pathways to Effective Parenting Classes

The City of Petersburg is now offering "2015 Pathways to Effective Parenting Classes" for parents, grandparents, childcare providers and anyone needing help with parenting and communication skills. Information focuses on pre-school children, primary, elementary school-aged children and teens. Certificates are awarded to those participants that complete the entire eight (8) weeks session.  Pre-registration is required. Maximum of 25 participants per class. Register Early!  Classes fill up very quickly.  For questions call 804-733-1880 or email Katrina Kirby—

Session Number 3 will be held for eight (8) weeks on August 6,13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015.

Session Number 4 will be held for eight (8) weeks on October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 2015.  

Click these links 2015 Pathways to Effective Parenting Registration Session 3 (PDF | 148KB) and 2015 Pathways to Effective Parenting Registration Session 4 (PDF | 233KB) to fill in the form and then print and fax—804-733-1950, email to or mail to VCE-City of Petersburg, 400 Farmer St., Suite 218, Petersburg, VA 23803-6367.

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Preparing for an Emergency: The Smart Thing to Do

Why Prepare?

If you think about it, you take precautions every day, not just when an emergency occurs. For instance, you wear a seat belt in the car just to protect you in case of an accident. You make your children wear helmets when they ride their bicycles. You double check your iron to make sure it is unplugged.

Preparing for emergencies is not new. Your grandparents probably have extra supplies, such as: soap and shampoo in the bathroom closets, onions and potatoes stored in the basement, and canned goods on pantry shelves in their home. They understood the value of having a little extra on hand in case of emergencies.

All states and counties have experienced disasters. Virginian's have experienced ice storms, thunder storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and power outages.  It is wise to be prepared for the unexpected.

What is in This Brochure?

This brochure describes how to cope with an emergency situation and protect your family. It will help you to:

  • Assemble an emergency kit
  • Develop a family communication plan
  • Develop a family evacuation plan
  • Develop an in-home care plan for family members with special needs.

Preparing for an Emergency: The Smart Thing to Do