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Crow Wing County 4-H celebrates National Volunteer Week

During National Volunteer Week and every week throughout 2022, Minnesota 4-H celebrates and appreciates its more than 6,700 volunteers.

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A display at the Crow Wing County fairgrounds encouraging people to join 4-H in October 2021.
Tim Speier / Brainerd Dispatch
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BRAINERD — Each year, thousands of volunteers in Minnesota donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live and from April 17-23 these volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week.

One group that relies heavily on volunteers is the University of Minnesota Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program.

During National Volunteer Week and every week throughout 2022, Minnesota 4-H celebrates and appreciates its more than 6,700 volunteers — each one critical to the success of 4-H programs and making a difference in the lives of youth.

In Crow Wing County, 80 volunteers serve as club leaders, project leaders, committee members and in advisory capacities for the 4-H Youth Development Program. Research shows that Minnesota 4-H volunteers help youth gain leadership skills, serve their communities, improve their decision-making skills and develop career readiness.

The work of 4-H volunteers is continuous. Every day volunteers lend a helping hand to make 4-H programs more beneficial to the residents of Crow Wing County. Those interested in joining the team of 4-H volunteers are invited to contact the University of Minnesota Extension-Crow Wing County at 218-824-1069 or emailing cgirling@umn.edu .

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Learn more about 4-H Youth Development at extension.umn.edu .

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