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Jackson County 4-H Seeks New Volunteers

 

The Jackson County 4-H Program is seeking new volunteers to help with county 4-H programs. Whether you have a couple hours a month or a couple hours a year to serve as a volunteer, Jackson County 4-H can find a place for you to serve.

4-H is a “learn-by doing” youth development program for children ages 5-18. 4-H provides young people with many different opportunities to develop life skills. Community clubs, day camps, residential camps, school enrichment programs, and competitive events are just some of the opportunities offered to local 4-H youth. Without volunteers these 4-H programs would not exist.

4-H Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities based on their interest, skills, and time constraints to support 4-H members, other volunteers, and the 4-H program in general. In Jackson County, 4-H volunteers help in many ways. Some serve as club leaders and co-leaders for our community 4-H clubs. Other volunteers help with competitive events such as the Panhandle Youth Expo and the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program. Because 4-H offers such a wide variety of events and activities, there is room for many different types of volunteers!

4-H Volunteers experience what it is like to help guide and mentor our country’s future citizens and leaders. Volunteers also develop new leadership skills, meet new friends, and have great adventures. If you would like to learn more about volunteering for the Jackson County 4-H Program, contact 4-H Agent, Ben Knowles, at 850-482-9620 or brk09@ufl.edu.

4-H is the youth development program of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 4-H is open to all youth between the ages of 5-18 regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, or disability.

 

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