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4-H Leaders Needed

Posted 8/8/2008

As the new school year approaches, so does the new year of 4-H clubs and activities. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is now recruiting volunteer leaders for its 4-H youth leadership and development programs. No experience is necessary, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension provides training and support for all 4-H volunteers.

“It’s a great way to share your passion or skills with today’s youth, and enrich your life and the lives of others,” says Shannon Montana, Douglas County 4-H youth development coordinator. Montana says that 4-H clubs aren’t just focused on animals anymore. “If volunteers have a special interest they enjoy and want to share, we can build a club or activity around it. Whether it’s geocaching, kayaking or snowboarding, we would love to have people share their interests,” she says. On the other hand, Montana points out that volunteers don’t have to be experts on any given subject. “We can provide training to people interested in leading or helping out a 4-H club, even if they don’t have a special skill. The 4-H programs are really about teaching life skills and leadership to our youth, and the projects and clubs help us do that.”

4-H clubs in Washoe County, Douglas County, Storey County and Carson City need adult leaders or co-leaders:

Douglas County — Contact Shannon Montana, 775-782-9960.

  • Clubs that need leaders or co-leaders include: rabbit; cavy; poultry; reptiles, amphibians and insects; horse; and cooking. - 4-H volunteer training scheduled 11 a.m. — 3:30 p.m., Sept. 13. Call 775-782-9960 to sign up.

Carson City and Storey County — Contact Jim Barcellos or Sandy Wallin, 775-887-2252.

  • Clubs that need leaders or co-leaders include: shooting sports, including archery, air pistol, air rifle, .22 rifle and muzzleloader; rabbit; poultry; cat; sewing; cooking; small animals, such as frogs, amphibians, ferrets, etc.

Washoe County — Contact Sarah Chvilicek, 775-784-4848.

  • Clubs that need leaders or co-leaders include: home arts, including cooking, sewing, needlecrafts, etc.; horse; small animals, including dog, rabbit, etc.; and livestock.