Indiana 4-H youth development programs are delivered primarily through volunteers. These volunteers are critical partners to the success of 4-H and are making a positive difference in the lives of young people.
In 2008, the North Central Region 4-H volunteer specialists identified a need to better understand roles and contributions of the region’s adult 4-H volunteers. As a cooperative effort, a survey was developed to gather state and regional data. The goals for this descriptive survey were to identify demographic information for current 4-H volunteers, ways in which adults volunteer within 4-H, the time and personal resources volunteers provide, and the influence the 4-H volunteer experience has on volunteers and youth. Survey results provided by 258 Indiana 4-H volunteers are summarized below:
Selected comments reported by 4-H volunteers related to 4-H’s impact on their lives include:
Selected comments regarding the impact 4-H volunteers believe they have had on the 4-H members include:
Livestock Skillathon/Milk Quality and Products/Meat Judging Career Development Event
National 4-H Dairy Conference
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