Volunteers needed for county 4-H programs

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County office of the OSU Extension Service is in need of adult volunteers to help with the local 4-H program.

"We need people who have a heart for young people and an interest in teaching and learning alongside them," said Judi Peters, OSU Extension Faculty in Polk County.

Volunteer opportunities come in many forms, from serving as 4-H club leaders, teaching in after-school programs and leading school enrichment activities during the school day.

4-H supports a wide variety of learning projects. Those with skills in art, photography, livestock, small animals, foods and nutrition, sewing, shooting sports, geology, entomology, and gardening are needed.

The OSU Extension 4-H Program served more than 1,500 youths in Polk County in 2010. 4-H is a learn-by-doing program that is part of the Oregon State University Extension Service, which has faculty members on the OSU Campus and in nearly every Oregon county.

For more information on volunteering or the Polk County 4-H program in general: Polk County Office of the OSU Extension Service, 503-623-8395.

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