Across Oregon and the US, young people are working side-by-side with adult 4-H Wildlife Stewards during lunch breaks, after school and on weekends to transform small plots of land into wildlife Habitat Education Sites. These sites bring new wildlife to local communities. As the project develops, the whole community starts to get involved and the energy grows. Community leaders are excited. Parents and teachers feel rejuvenated.
The 4-H Wildlife Stewards is a Master Volunteer program. Volunteers fro the 4-H Wildlife Stewards program come from many different walks of life: some are parents, others are grandparents, some are high-school students working on service learning projects, others are college students; some are neighbors of the school such as retired foresters, teachers, or farmers; and other s are community members-at-large. All 4-H Wildlife Stewards have an interest in children's education and the environment.
4-H Wildlife Stewards are a distinctive and dedicated group of 4-H volunteers who are enthusiastic and have fun!!! A succesful volunteer has as much fun as the children (and usually learns more).
Here are resources to get you started as a 4-H Wildlife Steward Volunteer