Join 4-H volunteers from across Louisiana for fellowship, networking, educational workshops and fun shops. Hear from motivational speakers and leaders of successful programs and learn about new programs.
Research shows when parents are involved, children are more likely to progress academically, to enjoy the experience, and there are less discipline problems.
Children need a combination of many qualities and skills to succeed in school.
Eight elements critical to youth development and central to the 4-H experience emerged.
Why is parental involvement important?
A handbook for 4-H leaders and volunteers.
This website is designed to give volunteers education and training from the comfort of their own home or office. Through this site, volunteers will be offered online educational modules. These can be taken for your own educational benefit or for advancement in the Master Volunteer Program (MVP).
Volunteer Leader Job Descriptions
Do you have 4‐H Clubs and members in your area looking for a community service project? There are children across the world who would be grateful for one new dress or pair of shorts to wear. Here is an opportunity to put sewing skills to use by creating something special for children and adults in need. This packet contains a few ideas and resources to get you started.
Monthly messages from the President.
10 Minute Education Series: 4-H Name and Emblem is a self-directed course designed for 4-H and Extension Youth Development Staff. Participants will where the guidelines for 4-H Name and Emblem come from, what the guidelines are, and how local offices can use these guidelines. Ten minute topics include:
Fall AgMagic Registration
Educators sometimes feel unprepared when new students arrive as a result of disaster they experience, and current students sometimes have difficulty feeling empathy for the new transfer students. This lesson plan can be used with groups of youth in junior high and high school who need guidance in dealing with a change in their social environment, i.e., their school, following a disaster or even after positive changes in their life situation.
The Character Education Partnership along with Cyber Smart are providing tools and materials for educators to begin teaching about cyberbullying to youth.
This lesson will help educators teach the basics of checking accounts.
List of 4-H Volunteer Roles and Opportunities
We are a volunteer organization for adults who work directly and indirectly with 4-H youth, or those who would like to become involved with the 4-H program in the State of Louisiana.
Use the attached record sheets to record trainings, workshops and additional continuing education service hours.
Links to websites for kids and educators.
Fun Stuff for AgMagic
A new educational resource from the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA) Educational Partnership is available now in print and on a CD through Military OneSource at www.militaryonesource.com. The guide, which provides information on important policies, procedures and best practices that are critical to supporting the needs of military families' education, is also available online at www.militaryk12partners.dodea.edu.
Directions and parking for AgMagic at the State Fair.
AgMagic at the State Fair is open to the public for self-guided tours and to school groups for guided tours.
Character Critters Web site.
In planning meetings a definite purpose should be kept in mind. Meetings are successful when they are planned for a specific reason or reasons. The time and thought given to advance preparation will pay dividends in the form of better club programs and increased participation by members.
What is expected of me as a leader? To be successful in any job, people must know what is expected of them. Based upon those expectations, people then need the information and training to enable them to complete the job successfully. This resource guide will explain your role and give suggestions for accomplishing the job, conducting an officer election, working with officers and how to get parents involved.
Youth and adult volunteers play a critical role to support expanding the outreach capabilities in all LCES programming areas, including 4-H, Agriculture and Natural Resources and Family and Consumer Sciences. To help facilitate a better understanding of working with LCES volunteers, a Volunteer Policy (LCES PS-23) has been developed with input from agents, specialists and our human resource management office to provide guidance as well as direction in working with and managing volunteers.
“What positive outcomes in youth, adults, and communities result from the presence of critical elements in a 4-H experience?” A group of evaluators reviewed the basic and applied research on characteristics of effective programs for youth development. From this process, eight essential elements were identified focusing on belonging, mastery, generosity and independence.
Service-learning is a teaching strategy sweeping the nation that links community service to formal and informal education.
So you've volunteered, been appointed or have been chosen as the new 4-H leader! Congratulations! You're starting an interesting, challenging and rewarding experience. Here is how to get started and manage these responsibilities.