4-H Volunteer Opportunities


UConn Extension is on a collaborative journey. We co-create knowledge with farmers, families, communities, and businesses. We educate. We convene groups to help solve problems in the areas of food, health, and sustainability. Join us by volunteering with one or more of our programs.
 

New England 4-H Dog Clinic - May 4th
Hartford County 4-H Camp Work Day 3 - May 18th
Saturday Science Club Day 3 - May 18th
Hartford County 4-H Camp Work Day 4 - May 19th
Middlesex & New Haven 4-H Fair - August 1st-4th
Hartford County 4-H Fair Work Week - August 12-15th
Hartford County 4-H Fair - August 16-19th
UConn 4-H Adventures in STEM - November 2

 

 

New England 4-H Dog Clinic


Date: May 4, 2019, 9 AM - 4 PM
Location: Vernon, CT
Number of Volunteers: 10
Volunteer Job Description: Workshop facilitators (no prior knowledge needed) and a photographer

The New England 4-H Dog Clinic is open to all registered 4-H Dog Project members 7 - 18 years of age and their registered 4-H project dog. Registered 4-H members from any New England state may attend. Only one dog is allowed to attend per registered person; no dogs in season may attend. Youth members ages 12 and under MUST be accompanied either by a parent, guardian or leader/chaperone.

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Hartford County 4-H Camp Work Day 3

Date: May 18, 2019, 9 AM - 4 PM
Location: Hartford County 4-H Camp, Marlborough, CT
Number of Volunteers: 20
Volunteer Job Description: Camp preparation and a photographer

The camp is situated on 100 acres and includes the following facilities: Baldwin Hall, which includes a dining hall that seats up to 266, as well as a lower recreation and workshop area; ten girls’ and six boys’ cabins, with each cabin area containing a lavatory with sinks, flush toilets, and showers; a camp director’s cabin; amphitheater; horse barns for 48 horses plus a staff horse shelter; four riding rings; the Grant House, a combined staff living area, infirmary, and cook’s quarters; four-bay garage; refrigerator/freezer building; and nature center. The caretaker’s residence is at the entrance to the 4-H camp. 

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Saturday Science Club - Day 3


Date: May 18, 2019, 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: Brooklyn, CT
Number of Volunteers: 6
Volunteer Job Description: Workshop facilitators and a photographer

Program Goal: Program to provide hands-on activities on various STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related topic areas. Concepts to focus on include: scientific method, problem solving, working cooperatively in small groups, learning science concepts and terminology. Volunteers will be trained to facilitate workshops (no prerequisite needed).
Learning Objective: To teach youth the importance and concepts of STEM.
Program Components: Demonstration; Teaching; Workshop

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Hartford County 4-H Camp Work Day 4

Date: May 19, 2019, 9 AM - 4 PM
Location: Hartford County 4-H Camp, Marlborough, CT
Number of Volunteers: 20
Volunteer Job Description: Camp preparation and a photographer

The camp is situated on 100 acres and includes the following facilities: Baldwin Hall, which includes a dining hall that seats up to 266, as well as a lower recreation and workshop area; ten girls’ and six boys’ cabins, with each cabin area containing a lavatory with sinks, flush toilets, and showers; a camp director’s cabin; amphitheater; horse barns for 48 horses plus a staff horse shelter; four riding rings; the Grant House, a combined staff living area, infirmary, and cook’s quarters; four-bay garage; refrigerator/freezer building; and nature center. The caretaker’s residence is at the entrance to the 4-H camp. 

Register to volunteer.

Middlesex & New Haven 4-H Fair


Dates: August 1-4, 2019, Various times available
Location: Durham, CT
Number of Volunteers: 10
Volunteer Job Description: Judges, mentors, other positions, and a photographer

Connecticut has seven 4-H Fairs that are held throughout the summer and fall. They give participants the chance to share their projects with the community. This is also when an experienced adult will evaluate each project. Fairs are fun for people of all ages! They have games, entertainment and educational exhibits. Many fairs have some of the following special events: Tractor and horse draws, magicians, contests, clowns, livestock shows, dances and horse shows.

Register to volunteer.

Hartford County 4-H Fair Work Week


Dates: August 12-15, 2019, Various times available
Location: Somers, CT
Number of Volunteers: 10
Volunteer Job Description: Fair set up and organization

Connecticut has seven 4-H Fairs that are held throughout the summer and fall. They give participants the chance to share their projects with the community. This is also when an experienced adult will evaluate each project. Fairs are fun for people of all ages! They have games, entertainment and educational exhibits. Many fairs have some of the following special events: Tractor and horse draws, magicians, contests, clowns, livestock shows, dances and horse shows.

Register to volunteer.

Hartford County 4-H Fair


Dates: August 16-19, 2019, Various times available
Location: Durham, CT
Number of Volunteers: 10
Volunteer Job Description: Judges, other volunteers, and a photographer

Connecticut has seven 4-H Fairs that are held throughout the summer and fall. They give participants the chance to share their projects with the community. This is also when an experienced adult will evaluate each project. Fairs are fun for people of all ages! They have games, entertainment and educational exhibits. Many fairs have some of the following special events: Tractor and horse draws, magicians, contests, clowns, livestock shows, dances and horse shows.

Register to volunteer.

4-H Adventures in STEM


Date: November 2, 2019, 9 AM - 2 PM (tentative times)
Location: UConn Storrs Campus
Number of Volunteers: 6
Volunteer Workshop facilitators, mentors, and a photographer

Youth participate in a variety of STEM related workshops on campus, led by UConn faculty, staff, and students.

Register to volunteer.

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