Phelps County Salutes Our Missouri 4-H Volunteers
“Volunteers are the true heart and soul of the 4-H program,” says Lupita Fabregas, Missouri 4‑H State Director. “Without great volunteers working to support 4‑H members, we would not be able to reach the number of youth we serve in Phelps County with the positive youth development experiences being delivered through 4-H.” Each year, thousands of volunteers in Missouri donate time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. Our 4-H volunteers were among the millions across the country who were celebrated during the annual National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, 2021.
The majority of Missouri 4-H volunteers dedicate on average 100 hours each year to the 4-H program. For Phelps County, volunteer time was valued at $146,880. (*Independent Sector, a national organization, calculates the value of an hour of volunteer service for all 50 states.) As a volunteer-driven organization, the contribution by our volunteers is invaluable, helping youth in the community develop leadership and life skills as they learn more about projects that they are interested.
We have 54 wonderful 4-H volunteers supporting the Phelps County 4-H program for the 2020-21 program year, serving as role models for the youth of Phelps County, and investing their time in the growth and development of future generations.