Tag Archive: Volunteer

Serving Special Needs Drives this Volunteer

“This group is inclusive, which gives both children with and without disabilities an opportunity to learn from each other.  Our hope is that our group will continue to grow and that through participating in our ASK group, individuals and families might gain the desire and/or confidence, to explore other 4-H groups that are geared toward …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/03/serving-special-needs-drives-this-volunteer/

4-H Volunteer Grows Confidence through Gardening Project

4-H School Gardens help youth learn about science, food and nutrition, and life skills such as responsibility. Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With 4-H volunteers, Essential Elements of Positive Youth Development, and UF IFAS Extension all in a row! School gardens have become the perfect avenue to implement experiential learning. They …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/15/4-h-volunteer-grows-confidence-through-gardening-project/

Tips for the Busy 4-H Volunteer

4-H Volunteers are busy people. Most volunteers volunteer for other organizations outside of 4-H and they are active in their communities. Many volunteers also have children or grandchildren that they care for. Leading a 4-H club should be a fun and rewarding experience. Earlier this month, during our Make a Difference Monday Volunteer Leader Series, Julie Dillard …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/10/08/tips-for-the-busy-4-h-volunteer/

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Helps Everyone Win

The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation to qualifying taxpayers. Tax season starts officially on January 31, 2014.  Now is time to start gathering documents and deciding on a tax preparer. For low to moderate income individuals and families, the VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance) program maybe an option.  Generally, VITA …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/01/22/volunteer-income-tax-assistance-vita-helps-everyone-win/

Advanced MG and 4-H Volunteer Training: Vegetable Gardening

Event registration for Advanced MG & 4-H Training: Vegetable Gardening powered by Eventbrite Author: Blake Thaxton – bthaxton@ufl.edu Santa Rosa County Extension Agent I, Commercial Horticulture Gardening in the Panhandle

Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/18/advanced-mg-and-4-h-volunteer-training-vegetable-gardening/

How Volunteer Leaders Can Promote 4-H Camp Involvement

One word: Incentives Youth enjoy 4-H summer camp because it provides a welcoming environment where they can learn and grow.  They get to make new friends and participate in activities like, archery, swimming, canoeing, rocketry, kayaking, arts and crafts, and more.  When they come home from camp singing camp songs and relating their awesome experiences, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/05/how-volunteer-leaders-can-promote-4-h-camp-involvement/

Avoid the Dreaded “Volunteer Burnout”

Spring and summer seasons can seem like a busier time than normal for 4-H volunteers.  Between 4-H/Tropicana, shooting sports matches, volunteer trainings and upcoming summer day camps, 4-H becomes a world of its own with wonderful youth development opportunities to teach needed life skills to our youth.  However, with the busy season approaching, concern of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/03/29/avoid-the-dreaded-volunteer-burnout/

Northwest 4-H Volunteer Fall Forum

Join 4-H volunteers and staff from the panhandle of Florida to learn new ways to engage youth in 4-H programs in a fun and educational way.  The Northwest 4-H Volunteer Forum will be held September 14-15 at 4-H Camp Timpoochee near Niceville Florida.  Teen and adult club volunteers, 4-H staff, and military and afterschool staff are encouraged …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/18/northwest-4-h-volunteer-fall-forum/

Volunteer Roles Over the Summer

Marcus Boston Leon County 4-H Agent Leon County Extension Office 615 Paul Russell Road Tallahassee, FL   32301-7099 Bostonm@leoncountyfl.gov (850) 606-5213 (850) 606-5201   Recruiting and training volunteers is a vital part of starting and maintaining a successful 4-H Program. This is also true if you plan on implementing a successful camping program in your county.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://gulf.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/04/13/volunteer-roles-over-the-summer/