Extension News

April 24 Spring Volunteer Day at Iowa 4-H Camp

3/8/2010

AMES, Iowa--- Spring Volunteer Day at the Iowa 4-H Center is quickly approaching! On Saturday, April 24, come rain or shine, volunteers of all skill levels are invited to help prepare for upcoming summer camps outside of Madrid, Iowa. 

“The Spring Volunteer Day is open to anyone, not just 4-H’ers,” said John Roosa, Iowa 4-H Center manager. “Anyone looking for a way to support the camp and make it the best it can be for the hundreds of campers coming this summer is welcome.” 

A continental breakfast at 9 a.m. with daily project announcements will kick off the day.  Lunch will be provided at noon, with the work day concluding at 3 p.m.  Volunteers are welcome to come for the morning, afternoon or stay the whole day. Lodging is also available at the camp for only $7 upon request.

“The spring projects get the camp ready for the coming summer season,” said Roosa.  Some typical projects for the day are setting up camp areas, painting and cleaning the pool.

 “We generally have all the equipment and materials needed for the work. However, the volunteers are certainly welcome to bring their own equipment,” said Roosa.

Spring Volunteer Day at the Iowa 4-H Center has been an annual event for more than seven years. It is a great way for families, 4-H clubs and others to give back and be active together.

“I think volunteers enjoy helping on volunteer day because they get to see instant results for the work they do,” said Roosa.

To sign up for Spring Volunteer Day call the Iowa 4-H camp office at (515) 795-3338 or email 4hcentermail@iastate.edu.

About the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than 6 million young people across America with programs in leadership, citizenship, communication and life skills. One in five Iowa school-age youth are involved in 4-H. In Iowa, 4-H Youth Development is headquartered at the Iowa State University campus in Ames. 4-H is supported by federal, state and county funding, private grants and donations, and fees. For more information about joining 4-H, contact your Iowa State University Extension county office at www.extension.iastate.edu/content/county-offices/ or visit www.extension.iastate.edu/4H.

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Contacts :

John Roosa , Youth Campus Director, (515) 795-3338, jroosa@iastate.edu

Abbie Parker, Iowa 4-H Center Program Specialist, (515) 795-3338, aeparker@iastate.edu

Kassi Williams, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, kassi8@iastate.edu