4-H Volunteers Needed

Adult and teen volunteers are needed. Contact Mary or Kendyl to volunteer, 768-3866.

 

Become a 4-H Volunteer today and help create life-changing experiences for youth in your community! We would like to have volunteers from all walks of life and from different parts of the county.  If you're looking for a volunteer opportunity, please contact us today.  If you have any interest or experience working with 4-H or youth, please call us for more information on how to become a part of this wonderful opportunity!

 

How does 4-H benefit youth?

4-H’ers, regardless of their background, socio-economic status, race or gender, benefit from their participation in Kentucky 4-H. Positive youth development studies have affirmed that compared to other youth, young people involved in 4-H are about:

· Four times more likely to contribute to their communities. 

· Two times more likely to be civically active.

· Two times more likely to make healthier lifestyle choices.

· Two times more likely to participate in Science, Engineering and Computer Technology.

· 4-H girls are two times more likely (Grade 10) and nearly three times more likely (Grade 12) to take part in science programs compared to girls in other out-of-school time activities. 

Types of Clubs:

●Community Club—An adult volunteer leader starts a 4-H club in his or her neighborhood with some local children.  The group usually meets in the evenings or on weekends and offers self-chosen multiple learning experiences and activities.  Meetings can take place at the leader’s home, county 4-H office or other convenient location(s).

● In-school—A teacher or another interested adult volunteer conducts a club meeting at a designated time during class.  The teacher may select 4-H projects that are relevant to the class and subject(s) being taught, or offer a project “just for fun.” These clubs meet during school hours, but have officers and planned activities beyond school enrichment.

● After-School—A teacher or another interested adult volunteer conducts a club meeting after school hours within a childcare setting.  They have officers and planned activities.

● Project Club—An adult volunteer leads a club designed around a specific topic or project.  4-H’ers interested in that particular project would meet usually once a month or more at the leader’s home, county 4-H office or other convenient location(s). Examples of Project Clubs include: dog, horse, shooting sports, etc. 

** Currently looking for leaders interested in Sewing, Crochet, Knitting, Fishing, Robotics, Gardening and Woodcrafts.  All leaders must fill out a volunteer application and pass a background check. 

How to Get Started: Contact Mary McCarty at the Menifee County Extension Office for more information! Phone: 606-768-3866 Email: mary.mccarty@uky.edu

Volunteer Application