Volunteer

We always want and need good volunteers. 
There are a variety of ways to volunteer with 4-H depending on your time availability, skills and interests.  Some possibilities include:

  • School enrichment programs
  • Project mentoring connected to your current hobby
  • Guest speakers for club meetings
  • Day camp group leaders
  • Supervise/chaperone youth events
  • Paperwork/data entry in the office
  • County fair assistance
  • Club leader

 
Please contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811, for more information on volunteering with the 4-H youth of Washington County.

County 4-H News

Black steer
November 12, 2019

4-H & FFA beef project members are reminded of the Market Beef Weigh-In to be held Saturday, December 14, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Kalona Sale Barn. Listen to KCII (106.1) for cancellation notice if weather is bad. Tentative snow makeup date is set for December 21.  

skate
December 11, 2019

The Washington 4-H County Council will host a 4-H Skating Party on Sunday, January 19 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Wellman Skating Rink. The Skating Party is open to all 4-H’ers, families, and friends. The cost is $4 to skate. Come, have fun movin’ and groovin’ and meet new friends at the 4-H Skating Party. 

Christina Hixson Award
November 13, 2019

The Christina Hixson Opportunity Award provides awards to high school seniors from each of Iowa’s counties. These awards are designed to demonstrate Iowa State University’s commitment to the student potential that exists in various ways beyond the measures of class rank or standardized test scores. The Christina Hixson program provides each recipient with a half-tuition grants (estimated value of $17,000 over eight semesters) to be used at Iowa State University.    Click here to apply.

livestock judging
November 12, 2019

Washington County 4-H has had both state and national level success in the livestock judging project area and they are ready to take on a new competitive edge by offering winter workouts December – May. All 4-H’ers are invited to be a part of these practice learning sessions for one or all.  Click here for flyer.

Gene Mohling
September 27, 2019

Gene Mohling, extension regional director, was one of nine extension professionals honored during the university's annual awards ceremony Monday, Sept. 23 in the Memorial Union Great Hall.  Gene Mohling, director for ISU Extension and Outreach Region 15, received the R.K. Bliss Award from Iowa State University. The award recognizes outstanding achievement of an ISU Extension and Outreach staff member for developing an overall or continuing extension education program. The honor is named for Ralph K Bliss, the director of extension from 1912 to 1946.

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