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2017 Fall 4-H Volunteer Training

Expanding Our Roots - Growing New Opportunities
Thursday Dec, 14th        
LOW 4-H Office @ the school
4:30pm

Let’s grow 4-H! But how can we bring in new youth and keep current 4-H’ers?  One of the most important factors for young people staying in 4-H is if they feel like they belong.  It’s one thing to recruit, but if we don’t pay attention to the needs of members and create a sense of belonging it is hard to retain them.  The 2017 Fall Volunteer Training will focus on exploring our roots and resources for strengthening a sense of belonging in 4-H.
The statewide fall volunteer training is for all 4-H youth and adult volunteers in clubs and county-wide groups and programs, including committees, Federations, Leader’s Councils and others.  Each group should bring a team of youth and adult volunteers to start on strategies.

Participants will be asked to think about their club/group and how they get members excited and involved in club work and activities.  This can be hard work and involves recruiting as well as ensuring that when new members and families come to us we are able to meet their needs – that they feel like they belong. 
You will leave this training with:

• Tools to create an environment of belonging in our 4-H groups.
• Ideas from other volunteers on what works for them.
• A plan to recruit, engage and support new members and families.

If the date above does not work for your team, please check the web link below to find additional training dates, locations, and times that may work better for you and your team; volunteers are welcomed at any location.  https://z.umn.edu/2017FVT
TO REGISTER:   Contact the LOW County Extension at 634-1195 or email at levas015@umn.edu .  No cost to attend.

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