Junior Master Wellness Volunteers Serve Statewide
Junior Master Wellness Volunteers are making a difference in Mississippi communities. They have contributed more than 11,000 hours of service since 2014 by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices among thousands of contacts. Junior Master Wellness Volunteers look forward to healthcare-focused careers.
Junior Master Wellness Volunteers Share Healthy Living Strategies Statewide
Based on data reported 2014-2020, 1,229 Junior Master Wellness Volunteers have been trained in Mississippi; 71,820 contacts and 11,111 community service hours were reported; and $232,775.45 value was added to communities.
Service value was estimated by Independent Sector.
Junior Master Wellness Volunteers Serve Statewide
According to data reported 2014-2020, Junior Master Wellness Volunteers served statewide in 46 Mississippi counties. The number of volunteers from each county is listed in parentheses.
Pearl River (1)
Data reported for 2014-2020.
Junior Master Wellness Volunteers’ Service Adds $232,775.45 to Communities
Based on the hours reported for community service and the methodology of Independent Sector, Junior Master Wellness Volunteers added $232,775.45 in service to their communities FY2014-20.
Counties, where Junior Master Wellness Volunteers have contributed as much as $10,000 service dollars in reported contributions, are listed; service value is listed in parenthesis.
Counties, where volunteers contributed more than $10,000 service dollars in reported contributions, are listed. Service value is listed in parenthesis.
Counties, where volunteers contributed more than $25,000 service dollars in reported contributions, are listed. Service value is listed in parenthesis.
Community service hours reported for 2014-2019. Statewide data of 414.5 service hours in 2016-2017 is included in the total value estimation, though individual county data are not available for those hours. Mississippi value of service is estimated through methodology from Independent Sector, https://independentsector.org/value-volunteer-time-methodology.
Junior Master Wellness Volunteers Share Health Info with 71,820 Contacts in Rural, Urban Mississippi
Based on reports from Junior Master Wellness Volunteers, they made 71,820 contacts in Mississippi 2014-2020.
Counties, where volunteers made up to 200 contacts, are listed; the number of contacts appears in parenthesis.
Counties, where volunteers reported more than 500 contacts, are listed; the number of contacts appears in parenthesis.
Counties, where volunteers reported more than 1,000 contacts, are listed; the number of contacts appears in parenthesis.
Counties, where volunteers reported more than 4,000 contacts, are listed; the number of contacts appears in parenthesis.
Service contacts reported for 2014-2019. Statewide data of 2,457 contacts were recorded in 2016 and 2017 and included in the total value estimation, though individual county data are not available for those contacts.
Junior Master Wellness Volunteers Contribute 11,111 Service Hours in Local Communities
According to data reported 2014-2019, Junior Master Wellness Volunteers contributed 11,111 service hours in Mississippi.
Counties, where volunteers reported as many as 400 hours of service, are listed; hours of service appear in parenthesis.
Counties, where volunteers reported more than 400 hours of service, are listed; hours of service appear in parenthesis.
Service hours reported for 2014-2020.
Junior Master Wellness Volunteers Plan Healthcare Careers
Based on information collected in 2018 from 98 Junior Master Wellness Volunteers, 88 percent plan to pursue a healthcare-related career; 3 percent plan to pursue a veterinary care career; 3 percent plan to pursue an education career; and 6 percent plan to pursue a different career altogether.
Dollar value is calculated at $20.95 for volunteer service per Mississippi figures— https://independentsector.org/value-of-volunteer-time-2020/
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If you’d like to volunteer more in the New Year, Extension has some wonderful opportunities. We have volunteer organizations designed for all ages and interests, including gardening, healthcare, natural resources and youth development.
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.
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