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.
 
4-H Legends Youth Soccer Team - TBD
Saturday Science Club Day 2 - April 13th
UConn Forest Trail Maintenance Day - April 16th
State 4-H Citizenship Day - April 17th
UConn CARES Event at 4-H Farm - April 27th
Hartford County 4-H Camp Work Day 1 - April 27th
Hartford County 4-H Camp Work Day 2 - April 28th
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

 

UConn Forest Trail Maintenance Day

Date: April 16, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Horsebarn Hill Arena, Storrs, CT
Number of Volunteers: 20
Volunteer Job Description: Help us with some spring trail maintenance projects. We recommend wearing boots, long pants, and a long-sleeve shirt.

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4-H Legends Youth Soccer Team


Date: TBD (a Wednesday from 5 PM - 7 PM)
Location: Danbury, CT
Number of Volunteers: 15
Volunteer Job Description: Soccer coaches and a photographer

The team practices in Danbury on Wednesdays from 5-7 PM and Fridays from 7-8 PM. Dates for volunteering TBD. Mileage reimbursement will be available. The team is a group of youth that were not selected for other teams. The educator secured funding to create this team and teach the youth members about sports and nutrition through soccer. There are research components (youth do not need to participate) in the program as well, measuring BMI. Volunteers will work on soccer skills with the students during a practice session.

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Saturday Science Club - Day 2


Date: April 13, 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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State 4-H Citizenship Day


Date: April 17, 2019, 9 AM - 3 PM
Location: Hartford, CT
Number of Volunteers: 6
Volunteer Job Description: Mentors, workshop facilitators and a photographer


4-H Citizenship programs empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.
By providing them with opportunities to connect to their communities and adult leaders, youth gain a clear understanding of their role in civic affairs and are able to build their decision-making ability.

This solid foundation helps youth understand and aquire skills that will allow them to become astute leaders for the 21st Century.
Website: http://www.4-h.uconn.edu/program/citizen.php

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UConn CARES Event at 4-H Farm


Date: April 27, 2019, 9 AM - 12 PM
Location: Auerfarm, Bloomfield, CT
Number of Volunteers: 20
Volunteer Job Description: Garden preparation and a photographer

Program Goal: All educational programs at Auerfarm in Bloomfield combine direct experience with agriculture and nature through hands-on experiences, observation, and reflection. Programs can focus on biology, biotechnology, horticulture and math, addressing content standards and expected performances in science and other disciplines. Programs are aligned with Connecticut State Department of Education Science Curriculum Framework for students' pre-K through high school, Common Core standards, and Next Generation Science standards. 

Learning Objective: To connect people, agriculture and the environment through education and recreation

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Hartford County 4-H Camp Work Day 1


Date: April 27, 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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Hartford County 4-H Camp Work Day 2


Date: April 28, 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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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

Register to volunteer.

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. 

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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.

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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.

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