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March 16, 2023

Planning for National Volunteer Week April 16-22, 2023

Submitted by Beth Hinshaw

It is time to get National Volunteer Week on your calendar so you are sure to have a plan to recognize your local 4-H and Extension Volunteers.

Ideas to Celebrate National Volunteer Week:

  • Encourage your club members and families to recognize their organizational leaders, project leaders and other important 4-H volunteers during the week.

  • Use your news column, radio spot or write a special news release to recognize volunteers in your program.

  • Prepare a series of Facebook posts to recognize volunteers during the week and watch for posts on the Kansas 4-H Facebook Page to share.

  • Highlight National Volunteer Week in your April 4-H Newsletter.

  • Handwrite several notes of appreciation throughout the week to special volunteers in your program.

  • Recognize the impact of the number of hours contributed to the organization or program.

  • Have a program participant share a success story about the volunteer.

  • Provide scholarships to conferences/training.