National Volunteer Week Salutes Missouri 4-H Volunteers In Washington County By Maddie Lasewicz, Youth Program Assoc., University Extention

April 23, 2021

“Volunteers are the true heart and soul of the 4-H program,” says Lupita Fabregas, Missouri’s 4‑H State Director.

“Without great volunteers working to support 4‑H members, we would not be able to reach the number of youth we serve in Washington County with the positive youth development experiences being delivered through 4-H.”

Each year, thousands of volunteers in Missouri donate time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. Our 4-H volunteers will be among the millions across the country who are celebrated during the annual National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, 2021.

The majority of Missouri 4-H volunteers dedicate on average 100 hours each year to the 4-H program.

For Washington County, volunteer time was valued at $24,480.

As a volunteer-driven organization, the contribution by our volunteers is invaluable, helping youth in the community develop leadership and life skills as they learn more about projects that they are interested.

Our 4-H youth thank you all!