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4-H Volunteer Program

Mission of Tennessee 4-H Youth Development
To provide research-based Extension educational experiences that will stimulate young people to gain knowledge, develop life skills and form positive attitudes to prepare them to become capable, responsible and compassionate adults.

Vision of Volunteer Involvement in Tennessee 4-H Youth Development
Volunteers will be woven into the fabric of Tennessee 4-H Youth Development, playing a key role in fulfilling the mission of the organization. Caring and knowledgeable volunteers  will deliver quality programs that enhance lifeskill development for the Tennessee’s youth. This group of diverse volunteers will be vital to the organization, providing innovative ideas and serving as key resources and 4-H ambassadors in their local communities. The effective engagement of trained volunteers will multiply the efforts and accomplishments of UT Extension personnel.

How To Get Involved
To become involved or to obtain additional information, contact the Robertson County Extension Office. Volunteers are unsalaried staff, working directly or indirectly with youth. There are a number of positions available, even beyond those shared on this page. Most positions are flexible with regard to subject matter and time commitment. Training is provided and liability coverage is provided to all registered volunteers. Interested persons must complete the Tennessee Extension volunteer application and screening process and be accepted as a volunteer. As a volunteer in Robertson County, you are a valuable member of the 4-H team.

Benefits

“Youth don’t need more things to do, but more adults to do things with them.”

  • Rewards of working with youth.
  • Meeting other adults and developing new friendships.
  • Gaining skills and knowledge.
  • Having fun!
  • Potential for trips and training.
  • Potential for volunteer experiences to extend beyond the county.
  • Making a difference.
  • Unreimbursed expenses incurred for the purpose of volunteering are tax deductible. 
  • Log your hourse of volunteers service at the Rewards link above.

For More Information
Check out the Tennessee 4-H website​ for more information about volunteers.

Contact Information

Kathy Finley
Extension Agent III
(615) 384-7936
kfinley@tennessee.edu


Timmy Mann
Extension Agent III
(615) 384-7936
tmann1@tennessee.edu