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 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 Extension personnel.
In 2005, 14,837 individuals served as volunteers with Tennessee 4-H Youth Development. Many of these volunteers are the parents of 4-H members; many are former 4-H'ers who want to insure that the rich, rewarding experiences that touched their lives are available to youth today; others just enjoy working with young people. Whoever they are, 4-H volunteers share a commitment to young people and a willingness to give generously of their time and talents.