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Volunteer with our Advisory Leadership Council

a group meetingAre you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Do you have a keen interest in youth development, beautification efforts, agriculture, nutrition, or community development? If so, we invite you to join the vibrant team at N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center as a dedicated volunteer! N.C. Cooperative Extension relies on the support of enthusiastic individuals like you to enhance the quality of life for residents in McDowell County.

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Advisory Leadership Council Application

Advisory Leadership Council: Guiding the Way to Community Growth

Our Advisory Leadership Council plays a crucial role in shaping the educational programs offered at theN.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center. Comprising community members who share a commitment to informal educational efforts for community well-being, the council meets three times per year to strategize and plan. As a council member, you’ll have the chance to influence the direction of our educational initiatives, ensuring they address the specific needs and interests of our diverse community.

Responsibilities of Advisory Leadership Council Volunteers:

  1. Strategic Planning: Collaborate with fellow council members to identify key focus areas and educational priorities for the McDowell County Center.
  2. Program Support: Contribute your skills and time to help organize, execute, and evaluate educational programs and events.
  3. Advocacy: Serve as ambassadors for the County Center by advocating for its importance to elected officials and the broader community.
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Advisory Leadership Council Application

Why Volunteer with the Advisory Leadership Council?

  • Community Impact: Be a driving force behind positive change in McDowell County by influencing the educational initiatives that matter most.
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for community development and educational efforts.
  • Personal Development: Enhance your leadership, communication, and collaboration skills through hands-on experience and teamwork.
  • Education: Stay informed about the latest trends and advancements in agriculture, youth development, food & nutrition, gardening, and community development.

Cathy doing a cooking demoHow to Get Involved:

  1. Apply: Visit our website, fill out the online form or hard copy, or contact the McDowell County Center to express your interest in joining the Advisory Leadership Council.
  2. Orientation: Attend an informal orientation session to learn more about the mission, goals, and current projects of the N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center.
  3. Collaborate: Engage with fellow volunteers and staff members to actively contribute to the success of our programs.

The N.C. Cooperative Extension McDowell County Center is calling on individuals who are ready to make a difference in their community. By joining our team of volunteers, you can play a vital role in shaping the educational programs of the McDowell Center, advocating for our programs, and contributing to the success of community events. Together, we can create a stronger, more vibrant community. Join us today and be a part of something meaningful!

In addition to the online application, you may request a hard copy. Please call 828-652-8104 to request one.

Advisory Leadership Council Application