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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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Master Food Preserver Volunteer Program

If you enjoy preserving food, volunteering and helping your community, SDSU Extension's Master Food Preserver volunteer program may be for you!

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Lawrence Vander Wal of Bruce Named Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

January 25, 2022

Throughout his life, Lawrence Vander Wal has made time to give back, serving on boards of the First Reformed Church of Volga, Volga Christian School, East Central Irrigation and Brookings County, while also serving as the State Chairman of the Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher board.

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Ree Reich of Belle Fourche Named Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

January 21, 2022

A mother to four, Ree Reich served as a 4-H leader for 40 years and remains an advocate and volunteer fundraiser for the organization.

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Laron Krause of Clear Lake Named Eminent Leader in Agriculture, Family and Community

January 21, 2022

Over the years, Laron Krause's family, local church and many South Dakota agriculture commodity groups have benefited from the time Krause willingly shared.

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Master Health Volunteer Program

A Master Health Volunteer is an earned certification that increases your knowledge in health topics and teaches you to facilitate educational programs for your communities.

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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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Volunteers

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. 

Cindy Jungman holding an award in front of an SDSU Extension Master Gardener Program banner.

Jungman Brightens Landscapes, Builds Lifelong Friendships

A Master Gardener for more than 20 years, Cindy Jungman says the continuous education the program offers has been valuable.