UMaine 4-H volunteer and kids. Submitted photo


STATE — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part online informational session for adults interested in becoming 4-H volunteers from 6-7 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 25.

“Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey” will 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 the ages and stages of youth.

A 4-H volunteer is many things: mentor, advisor, friend, teacher, referee, role model, pacesetter, and much more. As a 4-H volunteer, participants will have the opportunity to 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 the next steps and an introduction to a county staff contact to help with the application process, if desired.

Registration is required. The sessions are free. To register, visit

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, visit the program webpage or contact Jennifer Lobley,; 207.255.3345.

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