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Courtesy: SDSU Extension

“It takes a village to raise a child.” A mantra often repeated and certainly true in SDSU Extension’s South Dakota 4-H program! In 4-H, we value and integrate our supporters in meaningful ways. If you would like to invest time, energy or resources to strengthen the next generation of young people, join us anytime!

4-H Volunteers

Dr. Tim Tanner describes the role of a 4-H volunteer in the form of this question: “Do you like rocky road ice cream, perhaps chocolate with sprinkles, or maybe orange sherbet is more your style? Good! 4-H without volunteers would be like giving kids a steady diet of vanilla. Okay, it is still ice cream, but it could be so much better. The variety of interests and skills that our volunteers bring to the mix spices up the 4-H experience and allows us to offer many more opportunities to our youth!”

Volunteers represent a key component to a successful 4-H Youth Development program in South Dakota. This group of dedicated individuals works with 4-H professionals across the state to carry out projects, programs, club, judging and leadership opportunities for young people. South Dakota 4-H utilizes volunteers at a variety of levels, and there are opportunities to participate in such roles as project volunteer, club leader, Cloverbud leader and project committee member.

If you have an interest in serving as a 4-H volunteer (even if you only have one day per year to give!), browse the resources below or contact Jenae Hansen, SDSU Extension 4-H Volunteer Development Field Specialist, or your local 4-H professional to get started. You may also complete the following Volunteer Interest Form, and one of our professionals will contact you.

"The variety of interests and skills that our volunteers bring to the mix spices up the 4-H experience and allows us to offer many more opportunities to our youth!"

— Dr. Tim Tanner, SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program Director

Donate

Each year the South Dakota 4-H program provides once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for youth thanks to the generous support of our donors. If you would like to make a contribution, please contact Kasee or Tim at the State 4-H office (Phone: 605-688-4167) to help match your intentions with our efforts.

Alumni

We are just beginning to strengthen our network of over 12,000 South Dakota 4-H alumni. If you would like to get involved in this new effort, please contact Jenae Hansen, SDSU Extension 4-H Volunteer Development Field Specialist.

Upcoming Events

a young man shooting a rifle
Dec 04

Jones County Shooting Sports: Coaches Training

SDSU Extension will host 4-H Shooting Sports Discipline Certification on Dec. 4 at the Jones County Sportsman Club, in Murdo, SD.

a young man practicing shooting with a shotgun
Dec 18

Brookings County Shooting Sports: Coaches Training

SDSU Extension will host a 4-H Shooting Sports Discipline Certification on Dec. 18 at the Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center.

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