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4-H Volunteers

The Jackson County 4-H Program is always seeking new volunteers to help with county 4-H programs. Whether you have a couple hours, a month, or a couple hours a year to serve as a volunteer, Jackson County 4-H can find a place for you to serve.

4-H is a “learn-by doing” youth development program for children ages 5-18.  4-H provides young people with many different opportunities to develop life skills. Community clubs, day camps, residential camps, school enrichment programs, and competitive events are just some of the opportunities offered to local 4-H youth. Without volunteers these 4-H programs would not exist.

What do 4-H Volunteers do?

4-H Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities based on their interest, skills, and time constraints in support of 4-H members, other volunteers, and the 4-H program, in general. In Jackson County, 4-H volunteers help in many ways. Some serve as club leaders and co-leaders for our community 4-H clubs. Other volunteers help with competitive events such as the Panhandle Youth Expo and the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program. Because 4-H offers such a wide variety of events and activities, there is room for many different types of volunteers!

What Are the Benefits of Volunteering?

4-H Volunteers experience what it is like to help guide and mentor our country’s future citizens and leaders. Volunteers also develop new leadership skills, meet new friends, and have great adventures.  Volunteers also pass on valuable life skills, such as those needed for beef, hog, goat and poultry production.

How do I sign up?

Each of our regular service volunteers (those that have direct contact with youth, such as organizational club leaders, day camp helpers, judging team coaches, etc.) must complete a volunteer application and interview. Once your application is processed and accepted, you will be contacted by the 4-H Agent to schedule a face-to-face interview.

Volunteer Applications

If you would like to learn more about volunteering for the Jackson County 4-H Program, contact 4-H Agent, Angel Granger, at 850-482-9620 or amgranger@ufl.edu.

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