The 4-H Annual Volunteer Training for Fremont County will be Monday, Feb. 4, at United Faith Church in Sidney from 6-8 p.m.
Every county in Iowa offers an Annual Volunteer Training for 4-H.
Fremont County’s event is unique in that it has turned an opportunity for training into an appreciation dinner. Each year, the Fremont County 4-H picks a fun theme and goes all out with decorations. Included in that effort is a snack and dessert table with treats that go along with the theme.
The 4-H volunteers have a chance to win a special door prize as well.
This year’s theme is “Rolling out the Red Carpet.”
Volunteers will see their name on a star, similar to those on the famed Hollywood Boulevard. The red carpet reception for volunteers will be complete with paparazzi.
A meal will be catered and Rhesa Leiding, youth program specialist, will lead a training after the meal.
Adult 4-H volunteers are required to complete annual training to help strengthen their positive youth development knowledge and skills.
Competent and caring adult volunteers are an essential element to the program. Volunteers contribute their time and talents to 4-H and, in return, 4-H has the responsibility to provide them with the positive youth development knowledge and skills they need to effectively work with youth. Leaders who participated in the training provided the following feedback as to what they gained from the training:
Learned from presenters and also from experience of other members
Being able to connect with others
Became more aware of situations which they hadn't thought of before - gained a new perspective of things
Good interaction and wonderful ideas and suggestions from other leaders