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4-H Ontario: Call for Volunteers in Algoma District

Nikki Kross, 4-H Ontario | (Posted March 13, 2013)

GUELPH, ON – March 13, 2013

4-H Ontario is looking for volunteers to help expand the 4-H program within Algoma District, with the hopes of being able to provide service to everyone in Algoma. “Volunteers are the heart of the 4-H program and we value their hard work and dedication. Their service is instrumental in 4-H Ontario’s continued success,” says 4-H Ontario Executive Director Wraychel Horne.

4-H Ontario is a grass roots organization of leaders building leaders. At 4-H members, youth aged 9–21, and volunteer leaders come together to create a 4-H club and learn about a selected topic through hands-on activities and mentorship. There are also a variety of camp and conference opportunities. Through the 4-H experience, members build valuable skills that will help them reach their full potential and become conscious, contributing citizens.

4-H Ontario strives to develop leadership and life skills in youth but volunteers always come away feeling equal benefit. Volunteers watch the members they work with learn and grow, which is an amazing reward. Volunteers also have the opportunity to create new friendships and attend volunteer training sessions.

“Being able to see young members blossom and continue to grow knowing that 4-H and your encouragement has got them where they are really makes the volunteer experience,” shares 4-H volunteer Brian O’Neill.

4-H Ontario is looking for volunteers to lead clubs, assist with program administration at the local level, and chaperone camp and conference opportunities. Volunteering is easy and flexible. Volunteers can commit anywhere from two hours per month to twelve hours per month, or more if they wish. At 4-H Ontario there really is something for everyone.

All 4-H Ontario volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, and they will be trained and screened in accordance with 4-H Ontario policies. 4-H Ontario will be hosting a Town Hall / Information Session on Monday April 15th, 2013 from 7:00pm–9:30pm at the John Rhodes Community Centre at 260 Elizabeth Street in Sault Ste. Marie. RSVP’s for this event and any additional inquiries can be directed to Matt Hill, the local Coordinator, Volunteer Support for Algoma via email at region1@4-hontario.ca or phone 1.877.410.6748.

About 4-H Ontario
Through 4-H Ontario, members, youth aged 9–21, and volunteer leaders come together to create a 4-H club and learn about a selected topic through hands on activities and mentorship. 4-H'rs look to the 4-H Motto and take a “Learn To Do By Doing” approach in all they do. Dedicated volunteers work with members to develop leadership and life skills that equip them with tools to reach their full potential and become conscious and contributing citizens. 4-H Ontario believes it is important to look at the big picture; youth need to see beyond themselves and focus on how their actions affect personal relationships, their community, the environment and society as a whole. 4-H in Ontario began in 1915 and has countless alumni across Ontario who continue to contribute to their communities and country.

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Contact Information

For more information please contact:
Marshal McLernon
Senior Manager, Communications
Phone: 1.877.410.6748 x462
Email: communications@4-hontario.ca
 


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