Thanks to Extension volunteers

Letter to the Editor

     The Jones County Extension and Outreach Office along with the Jones County 4-H members would like to take this opportunity to thank all the adult and youth volunteers that work so hard all year to make the 4-H program possible.

     It takes more than 7,100 adult volunteers in Iowa to keep the 4-H program going each year, people who take time out of their busy lives to teach youth about the variety of things 4-H has to offer. Some will volunteer to work with youth as community club leaders. They will guide youth at monthly meetings, provide them with a safe meeting location, fun activities and opportunities for growth as positive citizens. Some will work with youth as project leaders, who will guide youth in a less formal setting at project related workshops, clinics and training sessions. Some will volunteer at one time special events, activities, adventures, county fair and state fair.

     4-H volunteers are offered training from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in a variety of subjects and are provided with curriculum and support from the Jones County Extension office.

     Everyone has something to share, a special talent, a learned skill, a safe location, or a little time. Everyone has a different reason to volunteer, self-satisfaction, sense of belonging, need to give, wanting to share, teaching ability or whatever your reason may be.

     More volunteers are needed. If you would like to volunteer as a club leader, project leader, and helper or at a one-time event, contact the Jones County Extension and Outreach Office at 319-465-3224.


Monica Gray

Youth Program Coordinator

ISU Extension and Outreach


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