Tag Archive: Volunteers

Military 4-H Volunteers Hit the Bullseye

Volunteers insure that military youth have a consistent, quality 4-H experience. April is the Month of the Military Child, and no Volunteer Appreciation Celebration would be complete without acknowledging our 4-H military volunteers.  The team of volunteers and staff at the Naval Support Activity Youth Center in Panama City ensure that military youth have an opportunity to participate in …

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Horse Volunteers with Heart

UF IFAS Photo   Last year, more than 4,000 youth participated in the Florida 4-H Horse Project. These youth would have never had the opportunity to learn horsemanship and leadership skills without horse project volunteers. Project leaders not only work with 4-H clubs, they often serve on committees to help plan and implement shows and …

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Super Saturday Seminar for Cloverbud Volunteers

Cloverbuds are 4-H members between the ages of 5 and 7 and are curious, energetic and fun!   Start off the new year by learning how to work with cloverbud age youth in your club.  A Super Saturday Seminar will be held for any 4-H volunteer interested in learning how to teach cloverbuds on January 24th, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/12/super-saturday-seminar-for-cloverbud-volunteers/

Teen Volunteers: Impacting Their Communities

John G. Lilly jgl@ufl.edu Jefferson County Extension Director/4-H Agent Young people in 4-H are committed to improving their communities. Dr. Richard Lerner, and the team at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development at Tufts University highlights a notable trend. 4-H youth are three times more likely to actively contribute to their communities when …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/08/teen-volunteers-impacting-their-communities/

Northwest Agents Win National Award Thanks to Volunteers

The National Association of Extension 4-H Agents has awarded the 4-H agents in the Northwest Extension District of Florida their national award for Excellence in 4-H Volunteerism.  This award is given to the agent or group of agents who show(s) an unequaled dedication to providing quality volunteer development programs. In our district, each county provides local volunteer training …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/08/northwest-agents-win-national-award-thanks-to-volunteers/

4-H Volunteers Reporting on Child Abuse and Neglect

  “Our 4-H volunteers strive to provide a positive learning experience for all youth, reassuring parents that their children are in safe and nurturing environments, but what do you do when you recognize child abuse? How do you deal with it?” As members of a youth serving organization it is important that adults are aware …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/01/4-h-volunteers-reporting-on-child-abuse-and-neglect/

Volunteers are the Heart of 4-H

Volunteers are the Heart of the 4-H youth program in each of our counties, throughout Florida, and throughout the United States and worldwide.  4-H volunteers truly have the best interest of youth as their major consideration.  After several years of working with 4-H volunteers in two different states, volunteers stated their reason for volunteering with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/11/26/volunteers-are-the-heart-of-4-h/

Risk Management – Protecting Youth AND Volunteers

Julie Pigott Dillard Everything we do on a daily basis involves a certain amount of risk.  When working with youth, it’s your responsibility as a volunteer to reduce and/or eliminate as much risk as possible.  By taking a pro-active approach to risk management, you’ll identify potential risks of injury and make sure steps are in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://liberty.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/09/28/risk-management-protecting-youth-and-volunteers/