Jackson County 4-H

 

Contact:  

Heather Gordon, Extension Agent

Mailing Address:  

538 Scotts Creek Rd., Suite 205
Sylva, NC 28779

Phone Number:  

828-586-4009

Fax Number:  

828-586-5509

Email Address:  

heather_gordon@ncsu.edu

Website Address:  

http://jackson.ces.ncsu.edu/

Office Hours:  

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location:  

Take Hwy 107 to Sylva, take a right onto the Asheville Hwy. by Bogart's restaurant.  Pass Food Lion and turn left at light onto Hospital Drive.   Go to the bottom of the hill - Jackson County 4-H is housed in the Community Service Center on the right.  Come in the double doors and upstairs.  We are in Room 205 on the left.

Agency Description:  

4-H is a youth development organization devoted to helping youth ages 5-18 become responsible, productive citizens. This is accomplished through experiential learning opportunities in clubs, school-based programs and special interest activities.

Training:  

Varies based upon the task, project or event.

Time Commitment:  

Varies based upon the task, project or event.  Tasks could range from 2 hours helping with a homework program or teaching a workshop to a full day leading an educational program. 

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:  

A comfort level with children and youth, prior experience preferred. Ability to work with the public. A volunteer application must be submitted and approved.  A background check is required.

Volunteer Involvement:  

Many opportunities are available such as leading or assisting with a 4-H club, teaching workshops for youth, providing team building activities or group games, leading nature hikes, mentoring teenagers, judging demonstrations or talent shows, helping with summer day programs, and assisting with fairs and festivals.

 

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