Community Service.

Report
Integrating Community Service in to
your 4-H Club
Ideas to help you add community service to your club and
inspire youth to be proactive
What is Community Service for Youth?
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“Intended to strengthen young peoples' senses of Civic
engagement and community
How Does Community Service Help Youth?
helps them achieve
their educational, developmental and social goals” (Wikipedia, 2012).
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Community Service and 4-H
Record Books: (Pg 19) Member Requirements/District Awards
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A YEAR END PIN?
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(Leader makes determination for yearend pin.) Member must have:
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1) Completed at least one 4-H project (See project record book for criteria for a
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completed project)
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2) Participated in a community service activity
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3) During the year, do at least one presentation
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4) Participate in at least one district/community event, representing 4-H
CITIZENSHIP/COMMUNITY SERVICE:
(Pg. 20)
List activities you did without pay to help others. Include
activities done with your club as well as by yourself. News
articles written,
window displays or other 4-H promotional activities should
be included here.
Date
Who Benefited
Type of Service
What I Did (Include Number)
Good Feeling
Proactive
Gratification
Thankfulness
Satisfaction
Contentedness
Inspired
Enthusiastic
North Pole Ptarmigans Current Community
Service opportunities
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Petting Zoo’s
Pioneers home
Adopt a Highway program
Christmas cookie deliveries
Planting flowers
Martin Luther King Day of Service
North Pole Ptarmigans possible additions to
our Community Service opportunities
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Food Bank volunteers
Rescue Mission volunteers
Adopt a village
Adopt a trail
Toys for Tot’s
Samaritans Purse
Donating to emergency needs
Finding Opportunities
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Talk to your Local Government officials
Ask the club members if they know of special needs.
Google it
Call shelters
Inspire
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Leaders, parents get involved. Volunteer with your club.
Talk to the club about the needs, show pictures.
Let them come up with idea’s
Encourage the youth when they step out of their comfort
zone.
Recognize them
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Community Service. Wikipedia. (2012).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_service

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