Texas 4-H Volunteer Conference

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  • Promotional Flyer – PDF

The Texas 4-H Youth Development greatly values the contributions and leadership provided by 4-H volunteers. The program coordinators also believe in providing volunteers high quality, educational opportunities and resources so they are best equipped to return to their counties and work in partnership with County Extension Agents to further develop our youth.

In 2013-14, the Texas 4-H Youth Development will be sponsoring a virtual volunteer conference on a quarterly basis. Workshops will be conducted during the day and evening hours using AgriLife Extension’s TTVN WebMeeting system. The training dates are:

July 31st, 2014

Time Topic Presenter  Description
11:00am Club Ed Kelli Lehman CLUB ED is an excellent resource that was developed for club officers and club managers to help gather ideas, management information, ceremonies, inspirations, program ideas, and other great club resources. Join this session to learn how to navigate the CLUB ED site to uncover all the helpful resources available to you!
11:00am 4-H Community Service Chris Schraeder Need some community service ideas? Not sure where to start or why 4-H does community service? Then, you’ll definitely want to join this session! Take away how to’s and great ideas to try with your club this next 4-H year or during National 4-H Week!
12:00pm Chartering
4-H Clubs
Dr. Toby Lepley Learn more about the chartering process, why it has to be done and how to do it in this session led by Dr. Toby Lepley.
12:00pm Recruiting 4-H Volunteers Dr. Courtney Dodd Need more help? Learn some tips and tricks on how to recruit help of parents and volunteers in the 4-H club you lead!
1:00 pm 4-H Fundraising
Do’s and Don’ts
Megan Logan Need ideas? Want to know the rules of fundraising? Don’t miss this session that will give you all of the ins and outs of managing 4-H club fundraisers.

August 5, 2014

Time Topic Presenter   Description
11:00am 4-H Program Update Dr. Chris Boleman Here the latest and greatest from Dr. Chris Boleman, Texas 4-H Program Director, on what is going on in the 4-H program, what’s to come, and how it affects you!
12:00pm 4-H CONNECT Dr. Toby Lepley Don’t miss this session! You can learn about 4-H CONNECT and how you can use it to manage your 4-H club membership. There are a lot of great tools that can make your job easier!
12:00pm Marketing the
4-H Program Locally
Shane Jennings This session will share some stories of success on how to a market the 4-H program at the local level to get the word out about 4-H and recruit new members.
1:00 pm Where Volunteers
Fit in Texas 4-H
Dr. Chris Boleman Not sure why 4-H needs volunteers? What to know where they fit in to the big picture of 4-H and Extension? Then join Dr. Chris Boleman for this session on where volunteers fit in Texas 4-H.

Workshop playback links from May virtual conference are provided below.

  • Teaching Public Speaking – link
  • Wildlife Habitat Education Project (WHEP) – link
  • 4-H Summer Camp Opportunities – link
  • Robotics – link
  • Share-the-Fun – link
  • College Readiness – link 
  • 4-H’ers… Start Your Engines (Rallies & Sign-up Nights) – link 
  • Social Media – link 
  • Leaders 4 Life – link
  • 4-H Roundup – link
  • Livestock Judging Basics – link
  • How to Train 4-H Food Challenge Teams – link
  • How to Judge 4-H Recordbooks – link

Workshop playback links from the February virtual conference are provided below.

  • 4-H Conference Center Opportunities – link
  • 4-H Educational Presentations – link
  • 4-H Golf SPIN Clubs – link
  • 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Invitational – link
  • 4-H Invitational Contests – link
  • 4-H Outdoor Challenge – coming soon!
  • 4-H Photography – link
  • 4-H Recordbooks – link
  • Money Management 101 – link
  • Tools of the Trade – link – Training starts at the 10:00 minute mark of the recording.

Workshop playback links from the November virtual conference are provided below.

Workshop playback links from the November virtual conference are provided below.


Dr. Courtney Dodd
Extension 4-H Youth Development Specialist
4180 Highway 6
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: 979-845-6533
Fax: 979-845-6495
E-mail: cfdodd@ag.tamu.edu

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