Volunteers and Parents

    Volunteers and Parents

    Why volunteer?

    • 4-H is fun!
    • Most people volunteer for 4-H because they enjoy working with youth.
    • To make a positive contribution to youth and to your community.
    • So that a young person's future can be shaped in the positive environment of 4-H, recognizing that young people are the future.
    • To obtain training from USU Extension in youth and leadership development.
    • For your personal development in skill areas pertaining to projects, leadership, teaching, and organization.

    How do I volunteer?

    Volunteers are the heart of 4-H, so we appreciate your interest in becoming a 4-H volunteer.

    1. Call our office and you'll be paired up with a staff member who can help you find a spot to serve whether it's a one-time helper at a day camp or starting a club or anything in-between.
    2. Register at 4-H Online. This gives you protection under Utah State University.
    3. Complete three short training videos.

    That's it! You'll be on your way to becoming an integral part of Sevier County 4-H!!!

    A parent's role in 4-H

    Your child needs your encouragement to get them started in 4-H and to keep them involved in the program through their teen years. You can help if you:
    • Share: Take interest, look, listen and offer suggestions, but avoid the temptation to “take over” and do things yourself.
    • Prepare: Help your child value having their projects, duties, and presentations done right and on time.
    • Be There: Parents are part of 4-H, too. You are welcome and very needed. Stay for staff-led events, lend a hand where you can, and volunteer.
    • Care: Support your child’s participation and abide by the policies set by the 4-H Youth Development Program.

    For questions about becoming a volunteer contact:

    Janette Wagner

    Janette Wagner

    4-H Program Coordinator

    Text: 801-602-7316   Call: 435-893-0478   janette.wagner@usu.edu




    Published on: Oct 28, 2015

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