Volunteer training is essential so that volunteers not only understand the expectations of their role but have the skills, competencies, and information necessary to be successful. The LSU AgCenter is committed to providing opportunities for youth and adult volunteers to participate in quality professional development training designed to meet their specific needs.
Kids need positive, committed adult role models in their lives and that's where parents and community volunteers play an important role in 4-H Youth Development. Volunteers are valued and recognized for the key role they play and a variety of training opportunities are provided throughout the year. The first one is coming up September 25 at the Rayville Civic Center and is open to any 4-H parent or volunteer as well as school/club sponsors.
4-H members need support and encouragement from parents and caregivers to help them succeed. Please use this form with your parent volunteers.
4-H Volunteers play a critical role in supporting positive experiences for youth members. This series of 4-H Club Steps to Success provides numerous supporting materials to serve as tools and references vital to the success of the in-school 4-H club.
4-H Cloverbuds is for boys and girls who are not yet old enough to become 4-H members. Like all other 4-H projects, 4-H Cloverbuds involve youth in hands-on learning in a fun informal group setting.
The LSU AgCenter has established the Extension Volunteer Corps (EVC). The EVC will allow us to draw upon a wealth of experience and expertise by engaging LSU AgCenter retirees (both research and extension) and other qualified retirees from state land-grant universities as volunteers to assist us in continuing to meet the needs of our clients.