How do I get involved as a 4-H volunteer?
This question can be answered by contacting your county Extension office or call the state 4-H office at 662-325-3350.
What are the requirements to be a 4-H adult volunteer leader?
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Must be 21 years of age to chaperone 4-H'ers
What are my roles and responsibilities as a 4-H volunteer?
- The following roles are available in 4-H:
- Organizational Leader
- Project Leader
- Activity Leader
- Resource Volunteer
- Teen Leader
- 4-H Volunteer Responsibilities include:
- Accepting assignments
- Respect the confidence of public and 4-H
- Follow guidelines and policies as established by the University Extension Service, State 4-H Program and County 4-H Program
- Provide feedback, suggestions and recommendations to salaried staff
- To use your time wisely
- To communicate your limitations
- Be considerate, respect others' competencies, and work as a member of a team
What training opportunities are available for 4-H Volunteers?
The following training opportunities are available:
- County training conferences
- Area training conferences
- District Leader Forums
- State Forums
- Regional Forums
What types of recognition are available to 4-H volunteers?
- County Scholarships
- Reimburse assignment-related expenses
- Service Stripes
- Invitation to staff meetings
- Accommodate personal needs and problems
- Respect your wishes
- Informal Teas
- Greet by name
- Volunteer Banquet
- Persuade personal to equate volunteer experience with work experience
- Thank You Notes
- Recognition in media
- Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award
- Governor's Volunteer Service Award
When she started volunteering with Tate County 4-H almost 15 years ago, Joy Magness didn’t know much about the youth development program delivered by the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
She was home-schooling her two children, Samantha and Eli, and her fellow home-schooling parent and friend Adelia Gaines asked Magness if she’d like her kids to join 4-H and if she’d like to volunteer.
When third-generation cattleman Joe Davis was a teen, he had no idea his competition in the show ring would one day be his Extension agent in Union County.