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Volunteers are the heart of 4-H. Volunteer 4-H leaders provide direct leadership and educational support to youth in Grant County. Although most volunteers lead clubs, there are other leadership roles in Grant County 4-H. Some volunteers might serve as community coordinators, assisting Extension staff in recruiting and organizing 4-H work in a particular area. Others serve as resource leaders sharing their skills and talents with club leaders, as activity leaders for camps and special programs or serving as committee members involved in program planning with professional staff. While other volunteers serve on interview committees for scholarships and awards. To find out how you can become a 4-H leader, or serve 4-H in a different capacity call the Extension office at (541) 575-1911.
4-H Fair Volunteers:
The Grant County 4-H program continues to seek volunteers at fair time as clerks, office help and other duties. The 4-H fair events begin in late July with the 4-H Shooting Sports contests and Food & Nutrition, Clothing, Knitting Skills Contests and continue through the Grant County Fair August 5-10, 2014. To find out how you can help at 4-H events and activities call the Extension office at (541) 575-1911.
4-H Club Community Service Projects:
The Grant County 4-H Program encourages all the clubs to participate in giving back to their local communities. Club leaders or members may contact the Extension office at (541) 575-1911 for information on Community Service Project opportunities.
The following Community Service Projects are available for Grant County 4-H Clubs:
- Festival of Children event sponsored by All Grant County 4-H clubs is looking for other individuals and organizations to provide craft activities for children during the event. The proceeds from the event go to the Tree of Joy and the Grant County Food Bank. The Festival of Children is held in December at the Trowbridge Pavilion on the Grant County Fairgrounds.
Community Garden Volunteers:
- Sign up for a plot at your local Community Garden
- Volunteer to grow and share a portion of your harvest with local food banks
- Donate seeds, plants, or gardening tools
Each Community Garden in Grant County is seeking garden tools. If you would like to donate items such as shovels, rakes, hoses, sprinklers, seeds, and etc. please call the Extension office for more information on donations and local Community Gardens (541) 575-1911.