Tag Archive: Volunteers

4-H Provides Opportunities for Military Volunteers

Through 4-H, Victoria is able to share her skills and passions to help young people grow workforce and life skills. Victoria Ballard came to Santa Rosa County 4-H in 2011 from Texas.  Her family has been involved in 4-H since her oldest daughter turned eight.  As a military spouse, Victoria has seen 4-H in two …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/4-h-provides-opportunities-for-military-volunteers/

Volunteers SPIN into 4-H and Find New Friends and Opportunities!

Becky Pengelley, SPin Sewing volunteer Many of our greatest relationships can be traced back to chance encounters. Evelyn Gonzalez and Becky Pengelly, the Leon County 4-H Sewing SPIN (Special Interest) Club Leaders, met by chance though the encouragement their 4-H Agent, Stefanie Prevatt. Evelyn learned of Leon County 4-H in the summer of 2014 through …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/04/14/volunteers-spin-into-4-h-and-find-new-friends-and-opportunities/

The Impact of Teen Volunteers As Camp Counselors

Most of us are familiar with the need for our teens to become more independent, better communicators, and to develop good decision making skills.  A quick scan of the news headlines can really make one wonder about the future of our community, country, and world.  This post will help relieve your anxieties!  One of the ways that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/26/the-impact-of-teen-volunteers-as-camp-counselors/

Nurturing Volunteers = Happy Campers

Camp would not be possible without volunteer Terre Arnold. From scrapes and sunburns to headaches and homesickness, Terre Arnold is filling a critical role at 4-H Camp Timpoochee by keeping campers safe and healthy.  During the school year, Terre works as a school health aid and a bus driver so she is a natural fit …

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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/06/19/nurturing-volunteers-happy-campers/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/16/military-4-h-volunteers-hit-the-bullseye/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/15/horse-volunteers-with-heart/

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://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/11/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://santarosa.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://santarosa.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://santarosa.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/01/4-h-volunteers-reporting-on-child-abuse-and-neglect/

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