Become a Liberty County 4-H Volunteer
“I’ve been a part of 4-H my whole life. I preach it, promote it and support it. It’s worth my time.”
—A 4-H Volunteer
What is a 4-H Volunteer? Well there are several ways and adult can volunteer and they are;
Be a Club Leader who oversees the operation of a club and coordinate its activities.
A Project and activity leader who helps 4-H’ers plan and conduct projects and group activities,
Behind-the scenes volunteers provide support for club activities, events, trainings, etc. or a County-level volunteers who assist with an after-school program or helps at fairs.
Why become a 4-H volunteer? There are several reason to become a 4-H volunteer and they are to inspire and empower youth, meet new people, share what you have learned, develop your leadership skills while you make a difference in a child’s life and leave a legacy.
There are just 5 steps to becoming a 4-H volunteer!
1. Decide that you have the time and interest to help kids explore and chart positive futures.
2. Consider volunteering to lead a 4-H group in your community, your local school (before or after), your church or any other location where there are kids who need positive, committed adult role models in their lives.
3. Contact your county Liberty County Extension Office to find out about local opportunities for 4-H involvement. 850-643-2229
4. Complete a UF/IFAS Extension’s Child Well-being Volunteer Selection process.
5. Share your skills, knowledge and talents while having fun with kids and you’re sure to make a difference in their lives.
How much time, and do you need to be an expert?
You can plan the time you spend in 4-H around your family and job. You don’t have to know a lot about a subject to be a volunteer. Many resources are available to give you a working knowledge of 4-H project areas, many volunteers learn right along with the youth they work with! Liberty County Extension Office provides low-cost materials and workshops for volunteers on an ongoing basis.
Let’s get started! Liberty County 4-H youth programs are open to youth ages 5-18 years of age as of the current 4-H year. Although 4-H provides learning materials, events and training in a variety of program areas, the opportunities for 4-H involvement are only restricted by participants’ interest and imaginations. Leaders should survey the youth they work with to decide what projects and activities to pursue. 4-H clubs and groups include at least five members.
For more information on how to become a Liberty County 4-H volunteer please call 850-643-2229.
Insert from 4-H.msue.msu.edu/volunteers