Part of the 4-H pledge is “Hands through larger service” – a commitment to make our communities a better place to live. In 4-H, that means giving back to your town through community service! All 4-H members are encouraged to do community service projects, but it is not required. Find a need in your community and come up with a creative solution for how you can help!
How to find a project or person in your community that needs help:
- Ask club members and families if they know of something
- Ask other community groups
- Talk with community officials
- Find out what types of projects have and have no been done recently
- Ask your county extension office
Helping out in your community can be big or small. Be creative! It may be as simple as setting up tables at your local county fair auction or making birthday cards for the elderly! Set up a marathon to raise money for a cause, organize a coat drive and donate coats to a homeless shelter…the possibilities are endless! Read about more suggestions and ideas for community service projects in the planning guide.
If you need any type of accommodation to participate in a program or have questions about the physical access provided for an event, please contact the AgriLife Extension agent in your county. Requests for accommodation should be made at the time of registration for the event or at least two weeks prior to the program or event.
4-H Member Resources
One Day 4-H: Planning Guide and Information Packet
One Day 4-H