Volunteering to Make a Difference
On an average, more than 40,000 volunteers help more than one million Texas children each year have fun, hands-on learning opportunities through the 4-H program. Adult and teen volunteers are the foundation of 4-H. They help children explore new things, develop real life skills, gain confidence and self-esteem, and be the best they can be. When you volunteer your time to help children explore, learn and grow, you are investing in them and in the future of your community. And you will probably find that you learn just as much from 4-H as they do.
Volunteers can serve as club managers, event judges, teachers, fundraisers, advisors camp counselors, chaperones or mentors. The amount of time you spend as a 4-H volunteer will vary according to your schedule and the needs of the program. A little of your time can make a big difference to a child. Becoming a volunteer is easy. Simply call the Extension office in your county to find out about local opportunities. County Extension offices are usually listed under County Government in the phone book.
As a volunteer, you will receive training, have access to educational resources developed by specialists, and be supported by the county Extension staff.
You may find that being a 4-H volunteer is the most rewarding thing you have ever done.
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