4-H Volunteer Sessions for Fall

4-H volunteer online resources iconWith the start of the new 4-H year just around the corner, Maine 4-H is excited to offer some virtual learning opportunities for 4-H volunteers! Whether you are a club volunteer who has worked with a group of youth for a number of years, or a newly enrolled volunteer trying to decide how you can get involved, the Maine 4-H program has something for you. Register to join us for one, two or all three virtual sessions to learn how you can work with 4-H youth this year.


Taking 4-H Outdoors

Led by Brittany Foster and Jen Lobley

Join us for an interactive virtual session that explores how to get your 4-H members outdoors. Learn both the benefits of taking youth outside and a simple process to help you plan out an outdoor experience for 4-Hers. Resources and activity ideas are included.

Maximum attendees: 20

When:  Friday, September 25, 2020, 10:00-11:00 a.m. OR  Thursday, October 8, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Virtual 4-H Special Interest Clubs – What’s All the Hype? 

Led by Sarah Sparks, Greg Kranich, and Jen Lobley

Not quite ready to hold in-person meetings with youth during this time of COVID? Have something you have thought about sharing with youth and weren’t quite sure how to find the time to travel, get them together, or even where to start? Join us for a session to learn how you can offer a short-term virtual experience for youth. Hear from 4-H staff members, Sarah and Greg who offered a virtual club this summer for 6 weeks to learn tips and tricks for facilitating a fun 4-H project via Zoom.

Maximum attendees: 16 

When:  Friday, October 2, 2020, 12:00-1:00 p.m. OR  Monday, October 5, 2020, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

When Your 4-H Club Can’t Meet in Person…GO VIRTUAL!

Led by Jen Lobley and Heidi Baker 

You just got the letter that says Maine 4-H clubs can meet in-person, but the checklist of do’s and don’t’s is mindboggling! Join us to hear how 4-H club leaders are moving their club meetings to Zoom and meeting virtually. Does it work? Can you do it if you don’t consider yourself tech-savvy? Will the youth attend?

Maximum attendees: 20

When:  Friday, October 9, 2020, 2:00-3:00 p.m. OR Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7:00-8:00 p.m.


4-H Volunteers: Connecting with Cloverbuds

Identified as a need by volunteers, this networking connection will focus on Cloverbud engagement activities and ideas.  Come learn about Vermont Cloverbud Connect Program and share/gather ideas from/with peers in the North East Region.  You may just find a gem to use with Cloverbuds in your state!

When: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 7:00-8:00 p.m.


For more information or to request an accommodation, please contact Jen Lobley at jennifer.lobley@maine.edu.