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Volunteer with 4-H

As a 4-H volunteer, you can share your skills and experience to help transform a new generation of confident, young leaders. This is your chance to make a change, to be the spark that inspires a generation. Do you have a passion, skill, or talent that you would like to share with young people? You can make a difference in the lives of young people by teaching them skills that they can use the rest of their lives. 

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week, and University of Illinois Extension 4-H Youth Development program wants to thank the more than 20,000 4-H adult and youth volunteers who guide and support the nearly 200,000 4-H participants in Illinois.

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating that by working together, communities have the ability to meet challenges and accomplish goals.

Illinois 4-H volunteers are empowering and preparing youth for success as 4-H members provide service to others and their community. Today’s 4-H youth are engaged in learning activities as they are practicing skills employers want; growing and distributing food to communities in need; stewarding the natural resources; making a difference in local, state, national, and global issues; and influencing positive choices for healthy living. None of that would be possible without our Volunteers.