What are the benefits?
Numerous benefits abound for the student serving as a Junior Master Wellness Volunteer. Giving back to one’s community through volunteer work is a key component to a student’s growth. The Junior Master Wellness Volunteer can experience:
- Improved skills in leadership and teambuilding;
- Increased knowledge about health issues;
- Enhanced resume for college and job opportunities;
- Improved social skills;
- Opportunity for connection to community;
- Recognition opportunities;
- Experience helps clarify future career choice.
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- October is Children’s Health Month, but Mississippi’s Junior Master Wellness Volunteers are dedicated year-round to “promoting healthy living through community connections” in the state.
The Junior Master Wellness Volunteer program, or JrMWV, is a community health education and volunteer leader training program offered through the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H program in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the UMMC/Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute.
Ann Sansing, MSU Extension community health coordinator, said this is the latest program developed in a five-year partnership with the medical center around delivery of the Community Health Advocate curriculum, which began there under the leadership of Dr. Rick deShazo.
RAYMOND, Miss. -- Rocheryl Ware sees members of her 4-H Junior Master Wellness Volunteer group as catalysts that can help change Mississippi's health landscape.