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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!

Karla Trautman and Tim Tanner presenting a 4-H Hall of Fame award to Joy Braun.

4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame

The South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates adult volunteers who have dedicated themselves to making significant contributions to the development of the SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development program.

SDSU Extension Director Karla Trautman greet a group of volunteers at the 4-H volunteer hall of fame award ceremony.

South Dakota 4-H Prepares to Celebrate National Volunteer Week

April 14, 2022

SDSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program is celebrating South Dakota 4-H volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 17-23 by thanking them for their time and dedication to the program.

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South Dakota 4-H Seeks Project Committee Members

October 20, 2021

These committees cover a range in interests, from traditional animal projects and youth-in-action events, to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.

2021 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame awards arranged on a table.

South Dakota 4-H Hall of Fame Recipients Honored at 2021 State Fair

September 27, 2021

Four individuals were welcomed into the South Dakota 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame, as well as three more into the 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Hall of Fame this month during the 2021 South Dakota State Fair in Huron.

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South Dakota 4-H Recognizes Volunteers at 2021 State Fair

August 19, 2021

Each summer, individuals who have made significant contributions to county or state 4-H programming are honored through the 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame.

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Volunteer Policies & Forms

These policies and forms provide useful information for volunteers.

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SDSU Extension volunteers participate in a variety of service programs through our organization, helping us expand the scope and effectiveness of our mission. In exchange for their service, volunteers receive training on a wide array of topics of interest to them.