4-H Club Leader: Charleston and Dorchester Counties


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Anywhere in Charleston County or Dorchester CountyCharleston, SC 29401


About

Volunteers are the key to providing 4-H Club opportunities for local youth. We ask that a new volunteer club leaders work with the 4-H Agent to plan 6 one hour 4-H club meetings. After the initial trial run the volunteer and agent will meet and discuss the continuation of the club and the volunteers needs.

What is 4-H? 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The South Carolina 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach, the involvement of caring adults, and the knowledge and resources of Clemson University and the land grant university system to empower youth to become healthy, productive, and contributing members of society.

What is a 4-H club? 4-H clubs are the foundation of the 4-H program. A 4-H club is a group of five or more youth (ages 5-19yrs) guided by one or more adult volunteer leaders. Clubs meet for a minimum of 6 hours a year. Clubs can focus on Natural Rescores, Health Lifestyles, STEM, Animal Projects, Personal Development, and Leadership/citizenship.

What happens in a 4-H club? A 4-H club usually concentrates on one or two main projects a year. 4-H members build leadership by electing officers and conducting the club meetings. Clubs can works towards completions or select projects there are of interest to the club members.

Interested in volunteering? Contact the 4-H office we will go over the logistics of starting a club and get your background check and volunteers forms started. No previous experience is necessary we will work with you to get the club started! 4-H volunteers are supported by Clemson Extension staff, including a county 4-H agent who is a faculty member of Clemson University.

As a Club leaders you pick when, where, and what focus areas and projects to do as a club. The youth officers can help with topic section and project ideas.

In short, 4-H Club leaders encourage children to try new things, develop knowledge of 4-H topics, and become active in the community.

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Robotics
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Gardening
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • Min. of 6 hours a year
  • Ability and desire to work with and inspire youth.

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