Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

Ag Day 2020

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has had to make the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Ag Day.

We will all miss this wonderful educational and fun event, but understand in this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please email Kaitlin.

 

Leader’s Forum

2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 1, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

We want to invite you to join us in bringing fellow and potential leaders together for the 2020 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum…you won’t want to miss this special day!

We are pleased and excited to be having the event back at Polytech High School in Kent County. So many of you responded to the evaluations last year
saying that the mid-state location in Kent County worked well for you, so we decided to go ahead and make it happen again!

Due to your feedback, we have also changed the schedule which we hope will bring a richer experience to your time with us! Following the first two
workshops and before lunch, we will be offering a third, shorter session that will include topics relating to challenges many of you have shared where you
felt you needed more skills. These are our “Jackpot” sessions.

After our “Jackpot” sessions, we will be enjoying lunch and fellowship as we recognize our 2020 Salute to Excellence award winners. We plan to end our
day at 2:30 p.m. so you’ll have time to get home early and start putting all of the new ideas you learned into action!

Below are the registration form, workshop descriptions, and schedule for the day. Please be sure to select two choices for each workshop in order of your preference. Registration will be available online beginning Friday, January 3, 2020. This is the preferred method. The link is:

http://www.udel.edu/006766

Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice. The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code.

Deadline to register is Monday, January 27. We look forward to seeing you at Polytech on February 1!

2020 DE 4H State Leader Forum Workshop Packet

NCC 4-H Quarter Auction

Feeling Lucky?

Join us for a Quarter Auction!

 

When: November 1, 2019

Where: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 406 Main St. Odessa DE

Benefits: New Castle County 4-H Leaders Assn. and Exchange Group

Doors open at 6:00 PM

Auction Starts at 7:00 PM

What is a Quarter Auction?
A quarter auction is part raffle, part auction, part fundraiser and ALL fun! It works a bit like bingo. When you arrive, you’ll receive a numbered paddle with a corresponding numbered ball that’s put into the drawing basket. Auction items will be on display from a variety of donors and vendors with a bid price of 1,2,3, or 4 quarters.

Once the auction begins, a 4-H member will display the item that’s currently up for bid and will announce whether it’s a “1, 2, 3 or 4 quarter” bid. If you’re interested in bidding, you will put designated number of quarters in a bowl and raise your paddle. A 4-Her will walk from table to table with a bucket to collect bids.

The announcer will then draw a number to find a winner. If they draw your number and you bid on the item, hooray! You just won an awesome item at a great price! If they draw your number and you did NOT bid, just call out “no bid!” and they’ll continue to draw numbers until a winner is declared.
Paddles are $20.00 in advance and includes paddle and roll of quarters to get the bidding started. On the day of the event, paddles will be $25.00 at the door with a roll of quarters. Additional paddles can be purchased for $5.00.
All In Paddles are $50.00. This means you automatically bid on every item without putting any quarters in.
Stay tuned for more info and a list of the amazing items we will be offering!

For more info or to donate please contact: Kaitlin Klair kklair@udel.edu or Betsy Morris betsym@udel.edu or 831-8965.

Operation Christmas Child Field Trip & September Donations

Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox Distribution Field Trip

 

As part of the Civic Engagement Initiative to collect donated items for Operation Christmas Child, we want to know how many members and adults are strongly interested in attending the Operation Shoebox event at a Distribution Center outside of Baltimore/DC.

Delaware 4-H will be providing transportation, so we need to know how many members/adults from each county are interested!

If interested, please respond by Friday, September 27 to Jill Jackson – jackson@udel.edu

 

Event Details:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – 4 hour shift (we are going to request the 10am-2pm shift)

$10 per person

Must be at least 13 years old to participate

Participants who sign up will receive a waiver to complete via email from Samaritans Purse. Once all members of the group complete waivers, the group will receive a Fast Pass and avoid waiting for check in upon arrival.

Upon arrival, all participants will go through an orientation and then proceed to their processing line. There are several jobs on a processing line so everyone can experience different roles. You will get a 30 minute lunch break.

Participants may pack a lunch, snacks and drinks. Chick-Fil-A has also been on site in past years for purchase of food.

Let’s show the world how much Delaware 4-H cares!

 

Fair Help

 

As you know, it takes an army to prepare for the State Fair.  We’re always recruiting! Please consider giving your time to assist in set up or break down of the 4-H building. We are always in need of adult volunteers.

Please see the below document on how you can help and then contact Maureen in the NCC Office to sign up! We need to share this info with the State Office by July 1, so don’t delay!

Fair Help info 2019

Please also consider signing up to be a host/hostess this year!

You can view available time slots and sign up by clicking HERE.

2019 State Leaders Forum

2019 Delaware 4-H State Leader Forum
Polytech High School, Woodside, Kent County
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Making the Best Better 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 

Registration will be available online beginning Friday,
January 4, 2019. This is the preferred method. Please note that the workshops will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis, so the earlier you register the better chance you will have of getting your first choice.
The cost of the Forum will be covered by each county’s Leaders’ Association or a staff purpose code. Deadline to register is Monday, January 28.

Register HERE

2019 DE 4H State Leader Forum Workshop Packet

😺 Volunteer Opportunity 🐶

Brandywine SPCA Mega-adoption event at DE State Fairgrounds

The event is Saturday, Dec. 8 and Sunday, Dec. 9.

They will be on site from Thursday, Dec. 6 through Monday, Dec. 10 setting up and tearing down after the event.

The SPCA will most likely need help every day they are there.

If your club or members are interested, please contact Adam Lamb, CEO of the Brandywine Valley SPCA via email or at 484-302-0025.

Leader Training

Whether you are a new 4-H volunteer or a seasoned leader at the club level, please join fellow members of the Delaware 4-H family for a day of training and education on the ins and outs of the Delaware 4-H program.  State 4-H Volunteer Specialist, Ernie López will lead a training focused on understanding the fundamentals and expectations of being a Delaware 4-H volunteer and outline the unique relationship that 4-H has as a unit of the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Program.   Please contact Tammy Schirmer to register by calling 856-2585 ext. 544 or email tammys@udel.edu.    Deadline Noon, Wednesday, October 17.

 

DATE:              Saturday, October 20, 2018

TIME:               10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Kent County Extension Office

Paradee Center,

69 Transportation Circle, Dover

 

Lunch will be provided.

 

Your help is needed at the State Fair!

 

As you know, it takes an army to prepare for the State Fair.  We’re always recruiting! Please consider giving your time to assist in set up or break down of the 4-H building. We are always in need of adult volunteers.

Please see the below document on how you can help and then contact Maureen in the NCC Office to sign up!

Fair Help Info

 

Host/Hostesses Needed for the Fair

Sign up below:

http://signup.com/go/poEZmXN

DE 4-H Hall of Fame Award Call for Applications

In 2002, the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, National 4-H Council and 4-H National Headquarters partnered to create the National 4-H Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established to recognize 4-H volunteers, Extension professionals, staff employees, donors and others who made a significant impact on 4-H at the local, state or national level.  This event is sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Foundation.

The next class of laureates will be inducted on October 6, 2018.

If you know of a special individual who has had a major impact on the 4-H Program in Delaware, you may nominate them for induction into the Delaware 4-H Hall of Fame in 2018.  Nominations at that time will be open through May 15.  The 2018 class will be selected in June 2018.  The Delaware 4-H Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Delaware 4-H Foundation. The full nomination form and FAQ document can be found at http://extension.udel.edu/4h/the-delaware-foundation-4-h-hall-of-fame/.

In addition, applications will be accepted for individuals to serve on the selection committee.  If you are interested in serving there, please contact your 4-H educator closer to the event. Tickets for the event will go on sale in July 2018.

Support DE 4-H by running in the Dover Mile and Colonial 5K!

Be Healthy and Raise Funds for DE 4-H?  How do I do that?

Participate in the Dover Mile and Colonial 5K on Tuesday June 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM!

 (Arrive at Governors Café, 144 Kings Highway, Dover, DE by 5:15)

 

Instructions:

Participants need to fill out the registration form below for each participant and return with a check made payable to Dover Colonial and returned  to Karen Johnston or your 4-H County agent by May 28, 2018 so that we obtain the discounted prices.

If we have more than 10 participants for DE 4-H we will receive 80% of the registration fee back to DE 4-H!

Prices are listed under the registration section; there are lots of options including family and student rates.

For questions call Karen Johnston, DE 4-H Dover Colonial Group Coordinator at 302-218-1186

DE 4-H Running Festival Individual Entry Form

Ag Day

Ag Day is a community event hosted by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources that brings agriculture and natural resources to life.  4-H has a long standing presence at Ag Day and we are planning to have a 4-H tent again this year.

If your club would like to participate in the 43rd Ag Day, on April 28th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the University of Delaware Ag Campus, please follow these instructions:

  1. Fill out the 4-H Ag Day Registration form and return it to the NCC 4-H office by Friday, March 23, 2018. Do not fill out the online Ag Day form! All 4-H registrations will be handled by the NCC 4-H office.
  2. Please indicate what your club is interested in doing at Ag Day. You may check off more than one area. Please include a detailed explanation of what your club is planning to do.  We would like to have a variety of activities and educational programs highlighted, so knowing this information ahead of time will allow for this.
  3. Please tell us your space needs for the day. Though we will have the entire tent, we would like to utilize the space well. A standard exhibit includes 1 table (8 ft. x 30 in. x 30 in) and 2 chairs.  Please try to limit the amount of extra tables and chairs your club requests as much as possible; we will do our best to honor all requests.
  4. There is no cost for 4-H clubs! Because 4-H is an educational group and 4-H clubs are such an important part of Ag Day, there is no cost for Delaware 4-H clubs presenting educational exhibits, demonstrations, or activities at Ag Day.

Remember, registrations are due to the county 4-H office no later than March 23, 2018.  If you have any questions please call or e-mail Betsy at 831.8965 or betsym@udel.edu. Information about set-up for the day of the event will be sent to the club contact on the registration form.

We hope to see you at Ag Day on April 28, 2018!

2018 Ag Day Registration-4-H

Shooting Sports

Dear 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor:

I would like to cordially invite you to attend our Delaware 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor spring social, scheduled for April 11, 2018 starting at 7:00p.m. at the Kent County 4-H Office. 69 Transportation Circle, Dover, De 19901

Remarks will be brief~

We will have a short program, to include current status of advisory committee, a plan to update the state shooting sports plan, connect instructors with upcoming outreach opportunities, and discuss training opportunities.

Refreshments will be served.

We hope you will join us for this evening event.

 

Training Opportunities

Delaware 4-H Archery Training

Date TBD

8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.

Kent County 4-H Office

No previous experience necessary

No fee

*must attend all days; 15 hour minimum required, need 7 participants to run the class

Please notify Kristin@udel.edu if interested

Level 1 Training (affords the ability to work with youth in completed discipline)

 

Maryland Shooting Sports Training

Hurlock, MD

Spring 2018

I’m trying to find out the date: its been first weekend in May in the past, and was late April in 2017

All disciplines offered, small fee

Level 1 Training (affords the ability to work with youth in completed discipline)

Please notify Kristin@udel.edu if you are interested in a specific discipline

 

NATIONAL 4-H SHOOTING SPORTS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING WORKSHOP

Level 2 Training (affords the ability to teach/certify other adults)

Prerequisites:

1). Must be currently certified in discipline (i.e. must actively have instructed and turned in hours at some point in the previous three years

2). Must return to Delaware and be willing to teach other leaders, so that they can become certified to work with youth

3).  There could be a small fee associated with attending this training

4). Email Kristin@udel.edu if interested

5). Delaware 4-H will send instructors who fit the needs of the program and have experience leading shooting sports at the club level

 

MAY 6-11,2018

CLOVER WOODS CAMP

MADRID, IOWA

 

Kristin Cook

Extension Educator, 4-H and Youth Development

University of Delaware, Cooperative Extension

69 Transportation Circle

Dover, De 19901

Office: 302.730.4000