Earn Community Service Hours
How are community service hours earned?
After completing training which includes curriculum from the Community Health Advocate training manual from UMMC coupled with a leadership/teambuilding and volunteer standards of excellence training from MSU Extension, volunteers will begin work toward their certification. All volunteers are required to give back 24 hours of community service over the school year. This can range from delivering health messages, one-on-one or in a group setting, to carrying out group projects that promote health and wellness in the community.
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.