Ready to Make an Impact?
El inglés es el idioma de control de esta página. En la medida en que haya algún conflicto entre la traducción al inglés y la traducción, el inglés prevalece.
Al hacer clic en el enlace de traducción se activa un servicio de traducción gratuito para convertir la página al español. Al igual que con cualquier traducción por Internet, la conversión no es sensible al contexto y puede que no traduzca el texto en su significado original. NC State Extension no garantiza la exactitud del texto traducido. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que algunas aplicaciones y/o servicios pueden no funcionar como se espera cuando se traducen.
English is the controlling language of this page. To the extent there is any conflict between the English text and the translation, English controls.
Clicking on the translation link activates a free translation service to convert the page to Spanish. As with any Internet translation, the conversion is not context-sensitive and may not translate the text to its original meaning. NC State Extension does not guarantee the accuracy of the translated text. Please note that some applications and/or services may not function as expected when translated.Collapse ▲
Volunteers are the heart of N.C. Cooperative Extension. Volunteers are the key to our success. You, an existing or potential volunteer, are a key component of bringing the University to the people of McDowell County through a variety of program areas, both youth and adult.
In McDowell, we have several opportunities to volunteer. Some are short-term, some are longer term commitments. Here are some ways to be involved with your community:
4-H Youth Development
Volunteers in 4-H Youth Development help youth develop essential life skills like problem-solving, decision-making, and communicating. These volunteers serve as
- 4-H Club Leaders/Helpers (You can lead a group of young people to develop life skills. Clubs usually meet 1 time a month, at least 9 times throughout the year. It is a very rewarding experience. I know).
- Special Interest Program Leaders/Helpers (Shooting Sports or Livestock Judging)
- 4-H Field Days (In McDowell, we have Agriculture Awareness Field Day & Safety Field Day. Both Field Days are 1/2-day events where instructors teach youth about agriculture or safety).
- 4-H County or District Activity Day Judges (District Activity Day is a 1/2-day event when 4-Hers practice public speaking in a competition across the Extension District).
Extension Master Gardeners℠ Volunteers
Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers work in their communities to provide home gardeners with unbiased, research-based information on establishing and maintaining gardens, lawns, and landscapes. There are several ways to engage in service and teaching roles for our community.
Community Garden Volunteers
There are a few community gardens in McDowell County. If you have a desire to get your hands dirty and grow food or flowers, community gardens are a good way to engage. Different tasks like watering, weeding, and harvesting are needed. Community gardens have different missions, but oftentimes, produce grown is donated to increase food security in our community.
Advisory Leadership System
The N.C. Cooperative Extension – McDowell County Center has an Advisory Leadership System. The Advisory Leadership volunteers serve as advisors in determining Extension priorities and keeping programming relevant and responsive to local needs. There are an array of councils and committees at the local level.
- N.C. Cooperative Extension – McDowell County Center Advisory Leadership Council
- Keep McDowell Beautiful
- McDowell 4-H County Council
Call and get involved. Volunteers don’t have time, but they have heart!