University of Illinois Extension Bureau County is honoring their numerous volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 18 – 24.
U of I Extension Bureau County and its 4-H program have hundreds of volunteers contributing to the success and expansion of the educational programs and services provided to the citizens of Bureau County.
Volunteers are involved in helping to plan and deliver the 4-H program, school enrichment opportunities, adult and youth educational workshops such as terrarium and dog obedience training.
Volunteers are an asset to a community’s quality of life. As people give of themselves, the overall community is enriched, and overall program quality is improved and strengthened.
Through their efforts in volunteering, individuals develop greater self-confidence and expand their own leadership capabilities. Volunteers are provided with challenges, opportunities to share skills or knowledge with others, and to gain satisfaction from working with others in areas which interest them.
University of Illinois Extension Bureau County appreciates the hard work of all the volunteers assisting through the various committees, Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists, Unit Council, workshops, 4-H Fair judges and superintendents, 4-H community club leaders, as well as in other areas of the program.
For more information on becoming a Bureau County 4-H volunteer, contact the U of I Extension Bureau County Office at (815) 875-2878 or stop by the office at 850 Thompson Street Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.