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Humboldt County Extension seeks volunteers to work with 4-H youth

Posted 4/8/2009

The Humboldt County 4-H Program is seeking adult volunteers to work with young people enrolled in the program.

“We need people who have an interest in spending time with young people and who want to learn alongside them,” says Sharon Barton, 4-H Program Manager in Humboldt County.

Though the program is seeking people to help provide guidance to 4-H activities in general, people with specific skills and interests are also needed. Those with science, engineering and technology skills, GPS and GIS, shooting sports, cooking/nutrition, Dutch oven cooking and fishing/fly tying skills are sought, says Barton.

Currently 175 youth are enrolled in the county’s program. They are involved in a variety of activities and projects, including dog care and training, quilting, cooking, leathercraft, horsemanship, community club, photography, rabbits, poultry, various livestock projects, entomology and weeds.

4-H is a learn-by-doing program that is part of the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, which has faculty members on the UNR campus and in all Nevada counties.

People interested in helping with the 4-H program are encouraged to call Sharon Barton at the Extension Office at 623-6304. All interested persons must complete paperwork and a fingerprint process before they can be an official 4-H volunteer or leader.

If you live in Orovada or McDermitt and have an interest in starting a 4-H club or after-school program, contact the Extension Office.

The 4-H program is also looking for gently used sewing machines to use in the sewing and quilting projects. If you have a machine you would like to donate, please call the office.

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