Volunteering

Volunteer helping childMSU Extension engages 25,000 to 30,000 volunteers during a typical year to be the engine behind our 4-H Youth Development program and our early childhood education programs. In fact, without volunteers, 4-H wouldn’t be possible.

But just as MSU Extension programs are unique because they are research-based, MSU Extension volunteers are also special. They all go through a screening process to ensure the safety of children and youth (adults, too!) who are involved in our programming. They have many opportunities for training too, from print material and videos, to online options, webinars and face-to-face workshops. The point is, our volunteers get the help they need to be effective, confident partners who make a difference in their communities.

For more information about volunteering with the 4-H program, visit the Volunteers page on the Michigan 4-H website.

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  • Effectively screening volunteer mentors

    April 24, 2014 | Lisa Bottomley | Mentor screening is a crucial component of a quality mentoring program. What are the best practices?

  • Recognizing the value of volunteers

    April 22, 2014 | Janelle Stewart | Benefits of volunteering for the volunteer and the organization.

  • Researchers are asking for your help collecting deceased Mudpuppies in Michigan

    April 11, 2014 | Mary Bohling | Researchers are asking for help in collecting deceased Mudpuppies because they serve the ecosystem as ‘bio-indicators’ due to their sensitivity to pollutants and water quality.

  • Parliamentary Procedure: Frequently asked questions

    April 11, 2014 | Michelle Neff | Following correct procedure during meetings can help keep the meeting on track, on time and productive. However, following the proper procedures can get confusing. Listed below are frequently asked questions that the 4-H hears during trainings.

  • Volunteer managers and delegation: Part 4

    April 2, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | A volunteer base is important to volunteer managers. How is it that volunteer managers are able to get so much done with and through volunteers? It’s through delegation. Learn more about tips and tricks to effective delegation through this article series.

  • Volunteer managers and delegation: Part 3

    March 31, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | A volunteer base is important to volunteer managers. Learn more about tips and tricks to effective delegation through this article series.

  • Volunteering benefits job seekers

    March 26, 2014 | Lisa Bottomley | Are you looking for employment? Volunteering provides opportunities that can open doors and increase chances for success.

  • I can’t be a mentor right now—what else can I do?

    March 26, 2014 | Lisa Bottomley | Mentoring a child requires a long term commitment. What can you do to help when you can’t commit?

  • Volunteer managers and delegation: Part 2

    March 24, 2014 | Jodi Schulz | Volunteer managers have a lot to do and little time to do it – but by delegating to their volunteer base, they are able to accomplish much with and through volunteers. This series will explore tips and tricks to effective delegation.

  • Are you ready for National Volunteer Week?

    March 17, 2014 | Lisa Bottomley | National Volunteer Week is April 6-12, 2014. Find out what it’s all about and how you can get involved.

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