Welcome to Escambia County 4-H

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4-H empowers youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.  Through 4-H, youth are leading a Revolution of Responsibility – a movement for positive change in every community in Escambia County, Florida. 4-H youth are a living breathing, culture-changing revolution for doing the right thing, breaking through obstacles and pushing our country forward by making a measurable difference right where they live.

4-H is an opportunity we want for every young person because research shows it is a step forward. Compared to their peers, 4-H youth are:

2X as likely to go to college

3X as likely to give back to their communities

2X as likely to pursue a career related to science

More likely to make healthier choices, be physically active, and avoid risky behaviors

 

Have you already started working on a project or with a club? Make sure you are registered with 4-H online so we know who you are and can get information to you. Sign up today at fl.4honline.com

Find out more about registering with 4honline with our helpful guide to Registering with Escambia County 4-H

Click here to see Florida 4-H Participation Policies

We are always working to improve our program. If you have been participating in a program and would like to provide us feedback, please use the following form and send your responses to bspann@ufl.edu. Thank you for sharing.

Program Evaluation Form

Escambia County 4-H Constitution

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Lloyd Rhoden Agricultural Scholarship

fair_logoThe North Florida Fair Association offers two $1,000 scholarships awarded each year to a graduating high school senior from a Florida county that annually places a county agricultural exhibit in the North Florida Fair, who are majoring in agriculture at a Florida institution of higher learning. Youth must first be nominated for this award by a County Extension Faculty Member or a Vocational Agricultural Instructor and nominations submitted to the selection committee as soon as possible (typically March). Click here for the nomination form.

Nominees will then be mailed an application packet. Applications are typically due to the North Florida Fair Association by early May each year.

Eligibility also requires applicants who:

  1. Have indicated through 4-H, FFA, or related activities a sincere interest and potential ability in an agricultural field.
  2. Have plans to attend an institution of higher learning in the state of Florida to study some phase of agriculture
  3. Have achieved and acceptable senior placement test score and acceptable grade point average in high school and maintains acceptable academic standing at the institution(s) attended to continue receiving the stipend. The recipient must maintain continuous enrollment and not more than one semester or summer off between two consecutive terms.

More information can be found at http://northfloridafair.com/scholarship-program/

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/2016/02/01/lloyd-rhoden-agricultural-scholarship/

Florida Association of Home and Community Education Scholarship Grant

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$500 academic scholarship offered to 4-H members who have completed at least three (3) years of satisfactory 4-H work. The grant must be used at a Florida university, junior college, or vo-tech school. This scholarship can be applied for annually, not to exceed four (4) times. All materials should be POSTMARKED by August 15, 2016.

Applicants should submit the following information:

  1. Application form (click here for scholarship application) and a letter stating reason for application and need
  2. Letters of reference regarding character
  3. A statement of current educational needs and future plans
  4. Letter of recommendation from 4-H coordinator or agent
  5. Transcript of all high school grades or most recent grades
  6. 4-H accomplishments and experiences

 

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/2016/02/01/florida-association-of-home-and-community-education-scholarship-grant/

Escambia County Volunteer Training: Managing a 4-H Club

The 4-H Youth Development Program aims to be youth-centered, professional-led, and volunteer-delivered. To make this happen, 4-H encourages the teamwork of county- and campus-based faculty, staff, and volunteers to offer youth and adults high-quality personal growth opportunities. Volunteers, as full partners in 4-H, contribute their unique talents, skills, and knowledge of their communities to assist county 4-H faculty in offering a comprehensive local 4-H youth development program.

You can also access a printable version of this guide by clicking here: Managing A 4-H Club

This guide provides a brief introduction to the following:

Expectations of Club Members

4-H Projects

Community Service

Fundraising

County Level Activities

State Programming

Record Keeping

Volunteer Screening

The 4-H Community Club

Conducting a Club Meeting

Further information on all of these topics can be found at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/ and in the following additional resources:

4-H Program Planning Guide: http://florida4h.org/clubs/files/4H%20GCL%2020.PDF

4-H Officer Handbook: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/4H/4H04900.pdf

Expectations of Club Members

In general, 4-H club members are expected to meet the following standards each year:

  • Complete a 4-H project.
  • Give a club, community, or county 4-H presentation.
  • Participate in a community service event.

These are the minimum expectations. Each club may have additional requirements. All club rules and policies should be contained in its club bylaws.

Just as many club members will work to achieve standards, the clubs themselves may also strive to meet Standards of Excellence. There are four levels of standards available for clubs to achieve. For a description of the clover standards, view the Standards of Excellence for 4-H Clubs and Groups application at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/curriculum-and-record-books/

4-H Projects

A project is a planned series of learning experiences of six hours or more within a particular area of youth interest (Florida 4-H definition). The purpose of a 4-H project is to promote mastery of subject matter and to foster life skill development (i.e., communication skills, citizenship, leadership, good decision-making, and goal setting).

Projects are based on goals youth have developed themselves with the help of a caring adult. Usually, members choose projects at the beginning of the 4-H year (i.e., in the fall, or any time after they have enrolled in 4-H).

4-H has over 50 project areas youth can work on throughout the year. It is recommended that cloverbud, junior, and intermediate youth do not take on more than 3 projects in a 4-H year. Once a youth chooses their project, curriculum and the record book for the project can be found at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/2015/09/25/4-h-project-curriculum/. If youth are interested in a project not listed, talk to your 4-H agent.

Youth should keep records of their project with their Record Book. Record keeping is a life skill that helps youth learn how to reach goals, identify what they have learned throughout the year, and keep track of project expenses. This workforce skill also helps 4-H members keep good records that can be used to apply for awards and scholarships and to complete job and college applications.

Record books should be submitted at the end of the 4-H year, usually September 1. Record books will be judged and youth presented with awards at an annual awards and recognition banquet usually held in mid-September. Youth can apply for awards related to their projects or for their participation in 4-H. Descriptions of awards can be found at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/curriculum-and-record-books/.

Project handouts are available for you to review and share with your 4-H members at http://florida4h.org/programs_/

Community Service

Each club is required to organize at least one community service project during the 4-H year. Club members should decide on the project their club will do. At least 60% of club members are required to attend. Ideas for local projects can be found at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/4-h-community-partners/.

Fundraising

4-H is a nonprofit and attempts to provide free youth development programming. Depending on the project a club or youth chooses to pursue, there may be costs related to equipment or activities needed. Some 4-H clubs may decide to collect money from members to cover the costs of club activities. They may also vote to collect dues at the beginning of the 4-H year to cover minor costs throughout the year.

Clubs may also decide to hold a fundraiser to help provide resources for their club projects or events. The club should make a budget of the needs they have that need financial support. This will provide justification for any fundraising the club will do. The club should fill out a fundraising application that can be found in the club leader’s notebook or at http://florida4h.org/volunteers/training/files/notebook/Fundraising_Permission_Form.pdf and return it to the 4-H office for approval.

Fundraising guidelines can be found at http://florida4h.org/policies/#funds.

Various fundraising opportunities may be provided by the 4-H office throughout the year such as providing concessions or constructing a club fair booth for a premium.

Once clubs have received funds, money should be deposited in the club’s account with a monies received form. This can be found in the club leader notebook and at http://florida4h.org/volunteers/training/files/notebook/Monies_Received.pdf

Please bring all money to the 4-H office. Club leaders should submit reimbursement forms along with the club’s minutes approving the use of the funds for that purpose. Money from the club account will be used to reimburse the club leader. Reimbursement requests must be turned in to the 4-H office within 60 days of the date of purchase to be reimbursed. The check request form can be found in the club leader notebook as well as at http://florida4h.org/volunteers/training/files/notebook/Check_Reimbursement_Request.pdf

County Level Activities

Throughout the year, the 4-H Agents will organize activities that are open to all 4-H clubs. These are typically workshops, day camps, and special interest events related to specific project areas. If these events relate to the project a youth is working on, they can county these activities as part of their project. These events are typically free of charge or have a nominal fee per youth. If you have any concerns about participation cost, please talk to your 4-H agent.

County agents will also coordinate various competitive events for youth to demonstrate their project skills throughout the year. Various livestock shows, a 4-H open house, the Pensacola Interstate Fair,and District Competition will allow youth to present their skills and be awarded for their accomplishments. Cloverbud aged 4-H’er are not eligible for competitive events but may present in events without being judged.

A schedule for county level activities can be found at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/upcoming-events/ and in the monthly newsletter at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/2015/08/11/escambia-county-4-h-monthly-newsletter/.

State Programming

Florida 4-H offers various opportunities for 4-Hers to participate with 4-H youth across the state throughout the year. These trips range from 3 day to week long camps. Escambia County 4-H offers scholarships for many of these events. However, individuals are ultimately responsible for the remaining cost of attending, including travel.

Any kind of out of county event in which youth participate as representative of 4-H MUST be approved through the county office. DO NOT register for any out of county event without notifying the county 4-H agents. This is necessary for youth protection as well as to ensure that Escambia County 4-H does not incur any event fees that participants are not aware they are responsible for.

If your youth are interested in participating in any out of county event, please talk to your 4-H agent for more information about registration.

Record Keeping

Record keeping is important for many reasons. Having accurate head counts of each meeting or event youth do as part of 4-H help us to monitor who is attending as well as to analyze the effectiveness of programs.

During each gathering by 4-H’ers, club members and adults present, whether or not they are official 4-H volunteers, should sign in on a Summary Sheet that can be found in the club leader notebook and at http://florida4h.org/volunteers/training/files/notebook/Summary_Sheet.pdf

These sheets should be turned in to the 4-H office on a quarterly basis, preferably at the monthly volunteer leader meeting.

Record keeping also includes making certain all club members are registered with fl.4honline.com. Documenting members through this database works as a kind of Census for 4-H; this is how we show our numbers in order to get resources from the University of Florida. Club organizational leaders have managerial approval to log in to the club’s online account to approve and monitor members. Please make certain you have your club members approved and that all your members are registered. You can find complete instructions on how to register with fl.4honline.com and manage your club at http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/files/2012/02/4honlineRegistrationInstructions.pdf. The 4-H office is happy to help you through this process if you need assistance.

Volunteer Screening

It is the responsibility of the 4-H Agent and the Club Organizational Leader to work with volunteers to make sure they are appropriately screened to work with 4-H youth. All volunteers should register with fl.4honline.com and submit a volunteer application. Additionally, all volunteers should complete a brief online training at https://oycs.ufsa.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/YCS800-simulated-version1.swf

You can find detailed information about Volunteer Screening requirement with the following resources:

Escambia County Screening Information: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/4-h-volunteer-information/

The 4-H Community Club

The 4-H club meeting consists of three parts – business, educational program, and recreation. The suggested length of time for the business meeting is 1/4 of your scheduled meeting time. The educational portion is often the largest part of the meeting (1/2 of your meeting time), followed by a shorter social time of recreation (1/4 of your meeting time). Club meetings usually follow this format, but keep in mind, you can be as creative as you and your club officers want. At times you may want to change the agenda so the same thing does not happen at every club meeting.

Business Meeting – The business meeting usually includes roll call, reading of the minutes by the secretary, treasurer’s report, committee reports, old and new business and leader announcements. The clubs officers should run this part of the meeting, with leader guidance. A business session doesn’t have to be part of every meeting, but probably should be held at least once a month and other times as needed.

Educational Program – The topic of the program may or may not be related to a specific 4-H project. Many clubs focus on leadership and citizenship activities or working through life skills projects throughout the year. The club may also pursue a project consistently throughout the year and work on this project during the club meetings. Listed below are some ideas for club meeting programs.

  • Project demonstrations/illustrated talks by club members Project talks or panel discussions by club members or others
  • Slides, movies, videos, guest speakers
  • Judging contests or activities, games, quizzes, skill-athons, etc.
  • A project activity – something for the fair
  • Working on the club’s community service-learning project

Recreation – Clubs that have fun will be more active, do more things and get along better. Fun should be included in every club meeting.  Recreation may come in the form of songs, team-building activities, ice-breakers, games, trust activities, and/or refreshments. Your youth may have ideas for their recreation time. Your club’s recreation leader is responsible for having a recreation plan for each meeting. Club leaders should have a backup plan in case the recreation leader is absent.

Conducting a Meeting

A club can’t accomplish its goals if it doesn’t meet often enough. How often is enough? This depends on the club, its members, and their projects. However, all clubs should meet at least once a month. Many clubs meet as often as once a week. Except for a major holiday month, around county fair time, or summer vacation, clubs should meet throughout the year.

A 4-H club needs to meet regularly at a regular place and time. Moving a meeting date to meet the whims of the group may help get more members to a meeting in the short run. However, in the long run, members may become confused about meeting dates. Irregular meetings can also make it difficult for new members to merge well into the club. The best way to set an acceptable meeting schedule is for the club to vote and to abide by majority rule or consensus (where everyone agrees). This is generally done at the first (organizational) meeting when the club is established. It is included in a club’s by-laws. After that, it should change only when the membership and its needs drastically change. (In that case, a revision of the club by-laws would be needed.)

Obtaining parental support for the meeting schedule is helpful in maintaining member participation. The length of your club meeting will depend on the ages of your members and the business and activities you have planned. Younger members sometimes have earlier bedtimes and this may affect evening meetings on school nights. Be clear when meetings start and finish and then start and finish at those announced times.

During each meeting, the club secretary should write down thorough minutes to keep a record of club business. The minutes should reflect important discussion, the vote count or status. Using the agenda as a guide is a tool for the secretary. A good set of meeting minutes include the following:

  • Date, time, and location of the meeting
  • Names of the members and visitor’s present
  • Approval of the previous meeting minutes
  • Approval of committee and officer reports, as well as any action taken
  • All the motions made in the meeting, including the name of the person who made the motion, seconded the motion, and whether or not the motion carried
  • The adjournment time
  • A list of any programs, guest speakers, refreshments, or recreation that occurred at the meeting

The Secretary is also responsible to take a roll at each meeting and can use the opportunity to help youth learn more about each other. Rather than having youth respond to their name by simply saying, “here” or “present,” whoever is taking roll can ask questions to find out the preferences or opinions of members of the club.

The President is responsible for the agenda of the club meeting and making certain the club meeting runs smoothly. The business meeting includes the following:

  • The 4-H Club President calls the meeting to order.
  • Club members recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the 4-H pledge. These pledges led by individual club members or officers.
  • The 4-H Club President calls roll.
  • The club secretary reads the minutes from the last meeting. The club votes to accept the minutes as read, reject the minutes as read, or amend the minutes.
  • The club treasurer reads the treasurer’s report. The recorded report is in the treasurer’s book.
  • The club secretary reads any club correspondence.
  • Chairs of various club committees will report any updated information.
  • Old or Unfinished Business follows. These items are from previous meetings that still need to be discussed or decided
  • New business, or new items that have arisen since the last meeting, are discussed. Assignments are made on action items that arose during the new business portion of the meeting.
  • The Club leader makes any important announcements.
  • Adjournment of the business meeting for the educational and fun components of the meeting.

More information on 4-H Business Meetings can be found at http://florida4h.org/volunteers/training/files/notebook/4H34400.pdf

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/4h/2015/09/28/escambia-county-volunteer-training-managing-a-4-h-club/

4-H Orientation for Prospective Member Parents and Volunteers

Part of what we do for those interested in becoming members of 4-H or want to volunteer is provide an initial “4-H Orientation” course to introduce you to who we are. The following is a brief outline of what we cover in this course. As always, if you have questions or would like more information, please contact us, we are happy to help anyone who would like to be involved find their place in 4-H.

What is Extension?

  • The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hires faculty in every county in the state to bring scientific research to the communities and people where that research is relevant.
  • Education of locals with current research helps maintain that they are using the best practices we know of for whatever activity they do.
  • In this way Extension faculty work to help apply and translate research from the university level to where it will be used.
  • 4-H does this for youth. We help youth expand their knowledge with the best and most accurate understanding of a variety of projects while applying development practices that are proven to increase the capacity of youth as productive citizens.

4-H Youth Development

  • Mission of 4-H
    • Learn by doing
    • Caring adults
    • Expertise and resources
  • Vision of 4-H
    • Creating positive change for youth, families, communities
  • I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living. For my club, my community, my county and my world.
  • The primary tenant of 4-H are to achieve
    • Belonging – Through a positive relationship with a caring adult, a safe environment, and an inclusive environment. Current research suggest that sense of belonging may be the single most powerful positive ingredient 4-H can add into the lives of children and youth. Youth need to know they are card abou tby others and feel a sense of conntion to thers in teh gorup. A caring adult acts as an advisor, guide, and mentor. 4-H also gives youth the opportunity to feel physically and emotionally safe while participating in the 4-H experience, whether from the learning environment itself, adults, other participants, or from spectators. An inclusive environment is one that allows a sense of belong to develop, encourages and supports its member, and offers encouragement with positive and specific feedback. In 4-H healthy groups celebrate the success of all members taking pride in collective efforts.
    • Mastery – In order to develop self- confidence youth need to feel and believe they are capable and they must experience success at solving problems and meeting challenges. by exploring 4-H projects and activities, youth master skills to make positive career and life choices. In 4-H, youth are exposed to the breadth and depth of topics that allow them to pursue their own interests.
    • Independence – The opportunity to see oneself as a active participant in the future is to harness the hope and optimist to shape life choices to facilitate the transition into active participation in future events. Youth need to know that they are able to influence people and events through decision making and actions. Believing that one has impact over life’s events rather than passively submitting to the will and whims of others is self-determination. By exercising Independence through 4-h leadership opportunities, youth mature in self- discipline and responsibility, learn to better understand themselves and become independent thinkers.
    • Generosity – Youth need to fell their lives have meaning and purpose. Bey participating in 4-H community service and citizenship activities, youth can connect to communities and learn to give back to others. These experiences provide the foundation that helps youth understand the “big picture” of life and find purpose and meaning.
  • Projects – 4-H Youth are involved in various projects, here are a few that Escambia County youth have focused on. However, we are always willing to explore the diverse interests of our members.
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Health
    • Leadership and Personal Development
    • Environmental Education and Earth Sciences
    • Civic Engagement
    • Communication and Expressive Arts
    • Community and Volunteer Service
    • Consumer and Family Science
    • Animal Science
    • Biological Science
    • Personal Safety
    • Physical Sciences
    • Plant Science
    • Technology and Engineering

What are the Benefits of 4-H?

  • Members
    • Over 230,000 youth are part of 4-H in Florida. This alone stands to validate the impact of the program. However, 4-H also offers more project opportunities conducted by experts than any other youth development program. 4-H engages youth in long term learning while creating a sense of community among their peers and developing leadership skills that translate to greater life outcomes.
  • Volunteers
    • Volunteers can share their experiences and knowledge with youth that make a lasting impression. Teaching responsibility, leadership, and tangible skills through 4-H enhances youth’s likelihood of going to college, pursuing careers in science, making healthier life choices, avoiding risky behavior, and giving back to their community.
  • Clubs
    • Clubs are the heart of 4-H. This where are youth develop a sense of belonging among a consistent group of peers with consistent mentorship from trusted adults.
    • Clubs have unique resources as part of 4-H. We not only have the support of federal, state, and local entities for information, but you have agents that will help organize these resources and provide educational experiences unlike any other youth development organization in the country.

Policies

Agent led, Volunteer delivered, Youth focused

  • All 4-H activities should be coordinated by a 4-H agent. This provides that you will have the best information and tools do offer the best opportunity for youth that is possible.
  • Agents train volunteers and help engage clubs and other events with the mission of 4-H. We can provide the logistical support for you to focus on the education and mentorship of your youth.
  • Volunteers deliver information, educational and otherwise to their youth. They are responsible for imparting the importance of activities to youth.
  • We are always focused on what the youth want. Youth lead meetings, youth make decisions about their clubs and the program generally. It is important for volunteers to communicate the needs and desires of youth to the agent.
Membership Policies
  • 4-H membership requires at least 6 hours of 4-H sponsored activity
  • 4-H Youth are expected to complete a 4-H project, give a club, community, or county 4-H presentation, participate in a community service event,
  • Each club may have additional requirements. These will be in their Club Bylaws.
  • Clubs achieve standards of excellence depending on their level of participation.

Volunteering

  • Expectations
    • We expect that you will stay involved by relaying information to your youth, but also by keeping us involved with you and relaying information to agents.
    • We expect that volunteers are highly engaged with providing hands on experience and exploration for youth. You are the teachers that help youth to learn
  • The training and screening of volunteers is vital to upholding our promise to maintain a safe, inclusive, and educational environment for our youth.
  • Experiential learning, youth-adult partnerships, service learning, collaborations with other organizations, fun curriculum
  • Types of volunteers:
    • Activity Volunteers – Help organize youth to coordinate an activity
    • Project Volunteers – Help lead youth in an activity that engages their particular expertise as part of a full project.
    • Organizational Volunteers – Club leaders, chaperones. This volunteer has the greatest responsibility and highest level of screening.
Volunteer Screening and Youth Protection

Project and Activity volunteers must be Level 1 screened. These volunteers must have an application on file with us. This also requires registering with fl.4honline.com as a volunteer and OYCS training online at https://oycs.ufsa.ufl.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/YCS800-simulated-version1.swf

Level 2 screening, in addition to Level 1 requirements, is required of all Organizational Volunteers, this requires the signing of a affidavit of good moral character and a formal background screening including fingerprinting.Episodic Volunteers – Judges, day volunteers, special interest program leaders.

Episodic volunteers have a basic background check run. These volunteers are not allowed to be alone with any youth at any time and must be with a Level 2 screened volunteer when at a 4-H event.

Policies for Volunteers
  • Reporting
    • We ask for numbers a lot.
    • Why? These help us gauge what we are doing overtime. They demonstrate how a program is growing and how much youth are learning. Remember that we are focused on long term outcomes.
  • Situation and Intended Outcome
    • We carefully examine what is going on in a community and strategically plan projects accordingly by using local data. We do this research and guide the program in a way to address overall issues.
  • Objectives and Accomplishments
    • Reporting helps us know how well we are doing in regard to actual impact we are making overall. It is also important for us to know who we are working with in order to keep our program centered on the youth that are participating.

Communication

How do we get information to you?

How to get involved:
  • Join us!
  • Fl.4honline.com
    • Sign up as a member or a volunteer
  • Remember that volunteers need to fill out a volunteer application.
  • Tell you agent how you want to be involved and we will connect you to the best club or program for you.
  • Stay involved and up to date at our website

Important Sites for Members

Important Sites for Volunteers

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Volunteers Are the Heart of 4-H

Volunteers are the Heart of the 4-H youth program in Escambia County and in counties throughout Florida, the United States and worldwide.  4-H volunteers truly have the best interest of youth as their major consideration. Volunteer working with 4-H'ers Outdoor Education Program

Volunteers help wiht nutrition global learning program

 

After several years of working with 4-H volunteers in two different states, volunteers stated their reason for volunteering with 4-H is the joy of watching youth grow and mature into productive young adults.  Comments from 4-H agents and volunteers from other states echoed the same reason for being a 4-H Volunteer and for continuing serving in a 4-H volunteer role years after their children were no longer in 4-H.

After several volunteer surveys through the years concerning what form of recognition preferred by 4-H volunteers, the number one answer was a thank you from the youth and county 4-H program.  Our second top survey answer was a financial scholarship for special 4-H training on a district, state, regional, or national level.  We sometimes think we need to lavish our volunteers with special awards, but sometimes just a heartfelt thank you and appreciation for their skills and commitment to the 4-H youth in their club, county, district, and even on the state level.

We value and appreciate your 4-H volunteers in Escambia County.  We keVolunteer helping 4-H'er with 4-H projectep them informed and involved of current opportunities for growth nd development of their leadership skills.  We can design volunteer jobs to fit a volunteer’s special skills, interest, and knowledge.Volunteer showing 4-H'er how to make jelly at canning workshop

 

 

One of the great benefits of 4-H is that we can design a volunteer position to fit a volunteers needs and time commitment, from a special interest project of only six hours to a volunteer that continues to serve twenty years after her children graduate from 4-H.  4-H is a place for every child and for every volunteer to grow in a safe environment. Thanks to all our volunteers in the Escambia County.

Volunteers showing 4-H'ers at food nutrition program to make pizza doughJenny Savely

Escambia County

jsavely@ufl.edu

850-475-5230

 

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