Fall is the Season for 4-H!

Actually, all four seasons are 4-H seasons, but fall is when re-enrollment happens, clubs Charter their groups, 4-H Open House happens and so on! An exciting time for youth and their families gearing up for club and project meetings! But let’s not forget the value of volunteers! Those adults who give time and attention to our youth.

When we think of volunteering with 4-H there is sometimes a narrow perspective drawn: Volunteers run clubs. But volunteering with 4-H has many forms. From short-term commitment to engaging in year-round clubs, there is an opportunity for adults to engage with youth within 4-H. The National 4-H Council’s 4-H Volunteerism Committee offers a list of ideas in ways to volunteer with 4-H:

·         Volunteer in a Club

·         Teach a skill as a Project Leader

·         Serve on a Leaders Board

·         Judge projects at the Fair

·         Volunteer at the Fair

·         Volunteer for single events for set-up & clean-up

·         Be an overnight chaperone for Summer Camp

·         Volunteer to work in the Food Stand

·         Connect community resources to present at club meetings

·         Recruit other volunteers that are experts in their field to join as project leaders

·         Initiate  4-H presentations and volunteer opportunities to schools, libraries, park districts, etc.

For more information about becoming a volunteer for Washington County’s 4-H program, contact Ron Jakubisin, 4-H Educator at ron.jakubisin@wisc.edu or phone: 262-335-4862

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