4-H Youth

You can make a difference in a child’s life.
Share Your Talent and Volunteer!

Why help 4-H?

4-H is the belief that every child has the potential to be a true  leader.  We teach 4-H members how to think, not what to think.  It is an informal program though which caring adults help young people develop confidence, social skills, decision-making abilities, and subject matter knowledge. Volunteers can be parents, college students, teachers, working professionals, and retired folks.  4-H is for everybody regardless of their ethnic background, race, creed, gender identity or disability.

 4-H Volunteers Help Build Strong Communities

Adult volunteers are vital to creating an environment where youth have opportunities to thrive.   Jackson County has the 4th largest 4-H program in Oregon, so there are many volunteer opportunities to choose from.  Typically efforts begin at the club level or with a county event.  Mentors can help in areas such as: horse, photography, shooting sports, art, communications, theater and more!  And as you grow, we hope you can assist with summer and winter camps, national youth science day, robotics, interstate trips, county fair and much more.  We are interested in caring adults who enjoy sharing their talents in a way that has a positive impact on youth. 

 I don’t know anything about cattle or sewing.  Can I still help?

Yes!  No experience necessary – we’ll train you!  You decide the level of involvement that fits your skills and schedule.  You can live anywhere in Jackson County, but you must be at least 18 years old, and 21 years old to chaperone on overnight trips - and be able to pass a criminal background check.  There are a variety of ways you can help.  You can lead a club, teach an afterschool program, serve as a chaperone, judge a contest, raise funds for a trip, design a community service project or work with other adults to create fun and exciting programs.   Whether you want to give an hour or a year, 4-H has an opportunity for you!

 

OSU Extension Service – Jackson County 4-H
College of Public Health & Human Sciences

Oregon State University
Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Road
Central Point, OR 97502
Office: 541-776-7371 ext. 205

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