4-H Volunteer Writer

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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


The 4-H Youth Development Program provides educational programming for youth ages 5 - 19 in a variety of settings. The 4-H Volunteer Writer is a volunteer unpaid position that will work directly with the 4-H Program Coordinator of York County. 4-H Volunteer Writer will interact with 4-H volunteers, teachers, donors, and youth in their endeavors. They will become familiar with youth program structure and management.

Includes nutrition/fitness, science/technology, environmental, agricultural, and life skills teaching opportunities.

The 4-H Program Management competency ensures that volunteers understand and follow appropriate policies, procedures and safety guidelines, when acting on behalf of Extension.

Description of Project: York County 4-H newsletter is published quarterly, in August, November, February, and May of each year. The newsletter is emailed and published online to some 700 individuals.


  • Strong organization, editing and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage deadlines
  • Experience in journalism or developing newsworthy content
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of team.
  • Commitment to the mission of 4-H

Volunteer Responsibilities:

  • Write and format 4 newsletters per year for York County 4-H for quarterly release
  • Identify and provide content on past, present and future events of York County 4-H, 4-H Midlands Region, and SC State 4-H.
  • Write articles on 4-H topics, events, SC & National history, 4-H member highlights/interview, in addition to success stories.
  • Request stories from 4-H Clubs.
  • Capturing event photos when available.
  • Create a calendar featuring upcoming events.
  • Add a bit of personal flare, ex. featured recipe, family D.I.Y project
  • Attend yearly 4-H member Awards Night (held in November)
  • Make recommendations on the improvements to the newsletter

Support Plan: All articles written by volunteers are submitted to the York Extension Office for review. Staff members are also available to help generate ideas or provide data if necessary.

Time commitment: The amount of time spent on an article varies by the length of the newsletter, this can range from 5-6 hours a month. Deadlines must be strictly observed. Rough draft of newsletter is due one week before due date, which is the first week of each monthly publication.

Position Reports to: York County 4-H Youth Development Agent

Benefits to volunteer: Gain experience in preparing a Non Profit newsletter


  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach
  • Data Entry

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-6 per month
  • Must own a computer with Microsoft Word
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