Tillamook County 4-H is seeking adult volunteers to work with young people enrolled in the program.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend an informational program on becoming a 4-H leader Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 pm – 9 pm at the OSU Extension Service, 22204 Fourth Street in Tillamook. This program is required for all new 4-H leaders.
“We need people who have an interest in spending time with young people and who want to learn alongside them,” says Nancy Kershaw, Extension 4-H youth agent in Tillamook 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 photography, gardening, sewing, livestock, and cooking skills are sought, says Kershaw. Although 4-H clubs can be formed around most any topic an adult would like to share with youth through the 4-H program.
Currently, about 400 young people are enrolled in the county’s program. They are involved in a variety of activities and projects. Already this year there are youth inquiring about learning to sew, cook and/or how to care for a livestock animal.
As part of the Oregon State University Extension Service, 4-H is a learn-by-doing program. People interested in helping are encouraged to call Nancy Kershaw or Joy Jones at the OSU Extension Office, 503-842-3433.
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