Volunteer

When you see the eyes light up as members discover they have achieved something they didn’t think they could do; when one member takes what he or she has learned,  begins  to teach a younger member; when you can see the growth in a shy member who entered the club three years ago and today is able to get up in front of people to explain something or take on a leadership role and mentor other members, you can begin to understand why it is such a joy of being a local 4-H leader.. It is their energy, their eagerness, their fun and wiliness to learn that energizes me. I want to challenge each member within that member’s ability; teach skills that will last all their lives and plan an environment in which all ages of my members can feel comfortable and welcome. People keep asking me how come I’ve been a 4-H leader for 48 years and I tell them,  “Because I still enjoy it and I am having fun.”
--- Lorna Grow, Sugar Grove Sunshine 4-H Club

Choosing to be a Clover Kid leader is a fantastic volunteer opportunity! Not only do I get to do something fun with my own kids, I get to pass on my passion for 4-H and agriculture to them and other children beginning at an early age. The kids are so much fun! In this age group, there is such a variety of things you can do and they are so eager to learn new things. You can do just about anything! I think I learn just as much as them sometimes... There is excellent support through the ISU Extension Office and always the resources you need to succeed with your group. 
--- Shelby Greenslade, Clover Kid club leader

        

County 4-H News

September 12, 2014

Congratulations to Dallas County's Brynn Hansen for being in the top 10 percent for her $15 Challenge outfit!

October 3, 2014

More than six million young people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October.

September 26, 2014

With a famous NFL player facing child abuse charges, the debate on using corporal punishment on children has been brought to the forefront.

August 12, 2014

Join the ranks of 4-H judges or learn more about judging exhibits by attending a new 4-H Judges Training on Saturday, September 27, 9:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  at  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Polk County. 

June 13, 2014

Due to the June sessions maxing out enrollment, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Dallas County has scheduled another Babysitting Basics clinic for Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6.

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