ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension plans to offer a two-part online informational session for adults interested in becoming 4-H volunteers at 6 p.m., Mondays, Sept. 18 and 25.

“Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey” aims to provide participants with information about the UMaine Extension 4-H youth development program through four short e-Learning modules. Attendees will also participate in an experimental learning activity, learn about the key aspects of positive youth development and be introduced to ages and stages of youth, according to a news release from Jennifer Lobley with the extension.

A 4-H volunteer is many things: mentor, advisor, friend, teacher, referee, role model, pacesetter and more. As a 4-H volunteer, participants can make a positive difference in the lives of children by teaching them valuable life skills, helping them work towards a positive self-image and working with them to accomplish positive personal goals.

The two one-hour virtual sessions will wrap up with an outline of next steps and an introduction to a county staff contact to help with the application process, if desired.

Registration is required for the free sessions. To register, visit extension.umaine.edu.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, visit the program webpage or contact Lobley at  jennifer.lobley@maine.edu or 207-255-3345.


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