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Volunteer With 4-H

Adults who assume volunteer roles within Mississippi State University Extension Service (MSU-ES) have the opportunity for a rewarding experience. It is understood that a volunteer’s role is easier to manage when expectations and responsibilities have been outlined and communicated prior to the job assignment. The success of the 4-H youth development program is attributed to its volunteers. A Registered 4-H volunteer is anyone who contributes time, energies, or talents to the 4-H program and is not paid by MSU-ES.

Download the complete 4-H Volunteer Application Package (PDF)

Download the 4-H Volunteer Background Check form  (PDF)

4-H Volunteer Training Module  (MSU Office of Compliance)

4-H Volunteer Training Module Acknowledgement Form MSU Office of Compliance (PDF)

 

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News

A teenage girl holds the halter on the face of her muscular, white steer as she and a tall man standing behind them look at the photographer.
Filed Under: 4-H Livestock Program, Youth Livestock, Volunteers, Youth Projects, Agriculture, Livestock February 8, 2019

 The Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions began in 1969 as a conversation between two Mississippi State University livestock specialists dedicated to building better youth through livestock programs.

A diverse group of youth displaying 4-H signs.
Filed Under: 4-H, Join 4-H, Volunteers October 3, 2017

Ready “to make the best better”? October 1 is the official start of the 4-H year!*

*If you don’t know what 4-H is, start here, with 4-H Wants You!

Success Stories

Four women and two men stand spaced out in green grass.
4-H, Leadership, Volunteers, Community
Volume 7 Number 1

Noxubee County volunteers make a difference through service

Story by Leah Barbour • Photos by Kevin Hudson

A man wearing a yellow shirt and blue mask and a woman wearing a pink shirt and floral mask stand next to each other, both holding a basket of fresh vegetables including tomatoes, bell peppers, and squash.
Landis and Katherine Mickens,
Noxubee County 4-H volunteers

Everybody...

A man wearing a blue shirt and a woman wearing a maroon shirt sitting on a four-wheeler in tall green grass in front of dark green trees.
4-H, Volunteers, Agriculture, Livestock, Coronavirus, Forestry
Volume 7 Number 1

Extension agent in Pontotoc County held local meetings online in 2020

Story by Nathan Gregory • Photos by Kevin Hudson

The Mississippi State University Extension Service has been part of Terry Barron’s life in many ways since she moved back to her home state more than 12 years ago.

First, she was a volunteer leader of her two sons’ 4-H club. Now, she is more of a learner as a frequent participant in Extension virtual educational meetings organized by James Shannon, an MSU Extension agent in Pontotoc County, which Barron calls home.

After it...

Leanetra Carter, 4-H'er in Adams County
4-H, Volunteers, Coronavirus
Volume 7 Number 1

4-H provides programs, support online during pandemic

A man wearing a collared red shirt stands holding a large wooden trophy with a large wooden acorn on top in one hand and a plaque in the other.
4-H, 4-H Forestry, Volunteers
Volume 6 Number 1

Patrick Lemoine has been guiding young people for nearly two decades. As a volunteer with the Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H youth development program, he’s coached numerous 4-H forestry, poultry, and livestock teams to victories. But his 2019 Rankin County 4-H forestry team’s second-place win at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in August was one of his proudest accomplishments.

A group of 14 men and women stand on either side of a woman wearing a bright green hat and holding up an award.
4-H, Leadership, Volunteers
Volume 5 Number 2

It all started back in 1966, when former 4-H’er Ruby Beckley decided to become a 4-H volunteer leader. During her own days in 4-H, she won corn-growing competitions, and she knew, even though she wasn’t a mother yet, she needed to share her talents with the next generation.

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