The Great Comeback: Volume 21, Issue 16

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Love What You Do and Do What You Love

Love What You Do and Do What You Love

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job? I enjoy the unique challenges that each day presents. Some weeks, however, are a tad rougher than others. And sometimes, I just need a break. We all need that. This past weekend, I enjoyed a “break” with members of our UTK Collegiate 4-H/FFA club, a group I have advised since 2008.

New! Tennessee 4-H Volunteer Resources for 4-H Professionals Team Site

New! Tennessee 4-H Volunteer Resources for 4-H Professionals Team Site

What keeps volunteers motivated?  Is it tangible or intangible rewards?  T-shirts, caps, coffee mugs, puppy sweaters, double fudge brownies, or even the occasional Chinese buffet can all play a part at keeping volunteers happy. 
 
But research shows that it is the intangible rewards that keep volunteers motivated.  Programming efforts need to also focus on these intangibles. 

 e-Portfolio Submissions for Main Project Records Due May 3

 e-Portfolio Submissions for Main Project Records Due May 3

On behalf of the Tennessee 4-H Youth Development Department, it is my pleasure to announce our finalists in the 2021 Level I and Level II 4-H Citizenship and Leadership Projects! These 4-H’ers received the highest scores in the e-portfolio portion of the competition.

Includes information on Interviews, Scores and Alternates

New! Tennessee 4-H Volunteer Resources for 4-H Professionals Team Site

New! Tennessee 4-H Volunteer Resources for 4-H Professionals Team Site

What keeps volunteers motivated?  Is it tangible or intangible rewards?  T-shirts, caps, coffee mugs, puppy sweaters, double fudge brownies, or even the occasional Chinese buffet can all play a part at keeping volunteers happy. 
 
But research shows that it is the intangible rewards that keep volunteers motivated.  Programming efforts need to also focus on these intangibles.