Overview

Part of the 4-H pledge is “Hands through larger service” – a commitment to make our communities a better place to live. In 4-H, that means giving back to your town through community service! All 4-H members are encouraged to do community service projects, but it is not required. Find a need in your community and come up with a creative solution for how you can help!

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Megan Logan
Extension Program Specialist

Part of the 4-H pledge is “Hands through larger service” – a commitment to make our communities a better place to live. In 4-H, that means giving back to your town through community service! All 4-H members are encouraged to do community service projects, but it is not required. Find a need in your community and come up with a creative solution for how you can help!

Helping out in your community can be big or small. Be creative! It may be as simple as setting up tables at your local county fair auction or making birthday cards for the elderly! Set up a marathon to raise money for a cause, organize a coat drive and donate coats to a homeless shelter… the possibilities are endless!

Looking for solutions in your county? Contact your local extension experts

  • Course

    This course is designed to educate service providers of farmworkers on how to identify challenges and improve services for farmworkers with disabilities and chronic health conditions.

  • Publication

    Managing a budget and keeping records is tedious enough, so try to avoid ‘watching every penny’ and being distracted by irrelevant details. A good effort at keeping records and managing your family's living budget will go a long way toward enhancing your financial future. (5 pages)

  • Publication

    This 2-page factsheet outlines warning signs for suicide and includes recommendations should you suspect someone is considering harming themselves.

  • Publication

    This 3-page publication identifies the signs of depression and how to manage farm-related stress.

  • Publication

    This 3-page publication offers a few key sections for successful implementation, such as: Building the Action Plan, Roles, and Responsibilities, Maintaining Community Engagement, and a template for a Plan of Action.

  • Project

    This project focuses on clothing, home décor, sewing, the consumer aspect of purchasing clothing and home décor, and the art of designing these items.