4-H Volunteers

Mission of Tennessee 4-H Youth Development

To provide research-based Extension educational experiences that will stimulate young people to gain knowledge, develop life skills and form positive attitudes to prepare them to become capable, responsible and compassionate adults.

Vision of Volunteer Involvement in Tennessee 4-H Youth Development

Volunteers will be woven into the fabric of Tennessee 4-H Youth Development, playing a key role in fulfilling the mission of the organization. Caring and knowledgeable volunteers  will deliver quality programs that enhance life-skill development for the Tennessee’s youth. This group of diverse volunteers will be vital to the organization, providing innovative ideas and serving as key resources and 4-H ambassadors in their local communities. The effective engagement of trained volunteers will multiply the efforts and accomplishments of UT-TSU Extension personnel.

How To Get Involved

To become involved or to obtain additional information, contact the Gibson County Extension Office. Volunteers are nonsalaried staff, working directly or indirectly with youth. There are a number of positions available, even beyond those shared on this page. Most positions are flexible with regard to subject matter and time commitment. Training is provided and liability coverage is provided to all registered volunteers. Interested persons must complete the Tennessee 4-H volunteer application and screening process and be accepted as a volunteer. As a volunteer in Gibson County, you are a valuable member of the 4-H team!

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  • Rewards of working with youth.
  • Meeting other adults and developing new friendships.
  • Gaining skills and knowledge.
  • Having fun!
  • Potential for trips and training.
  • Potential for volunteer experiences to extend beyond the county.
  • Making a difference.
  • Unreimbursed expenses incurred for the purpose of volunteering are tax deductible.

For More Information

Check out the Tennessee 4-H Web Page for more information about volunteers. To learn more about the Gibson County 4-H Youth Volunteer Program, contact:

Carrie Joyner
Extension Agent I
Phone: (731) 855-7656
Email: cardking@tennessee.edu

Corey Lawrence
Extension Agent I
Phone: (731) 855-7656
Email: corlawr@tennessee.edu