Celebrating Our Volunteers

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old fort familyAs April rolls out, so does National Volunteer Month, a time to celebrate the countless individuals who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to making our communities better places to live. At N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center, we are privileged to have a diverse array of volunteers who contribute in various capacities, from serving on our Advisory Councils to leading 4-H programs, participating in community cleanups, and lending their expertise as Master Gardener volunteers.

Advisory Leadership members in a meeting

Our Advisory Council members bring invaluable insight, strategic guidance, and a wealth of experience to the table, helping shape the direction and impact of our educational programs. Their dedication to our cause ensures that we stay connected to the pulse of our community and continue to meet the evolving needs of those we serve.

A 4-H volunteer helping a 4-Her fish

The commitment of our 4-H volunteers is truly inspiring. Through their mentorship, guidance, and support, they empower young people to develop essential life skills, foster leadership qualities, and cultivate a passion for learning and service. Their impact extends far beyond the confines of our organization, shaping the leaders of tomorrow and instilling values of responsibility, compassion, and teamwork.

Master Gardener volunteers teaching Muddy Potters

Our Master Gardener volunteers are the green thumbs behind the beauty and sustainability of our surroundings. Their expertise, enthusiasm, and love for gardening not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of our community spaces but also promote environmental stewardship, biodiversity, and the joy of connecting with nature.

And let’s not forget our dedicated volunteers who roll up their sleeves for community cleanups. Their tireless efforts to beautify our neighborhoods, parks, and public spaces not only improve the physical environment but also foster a sense of pride, unity, and civic engagement among residents. Their work reminds us of the collective responsibility we share in preserving and enhancing the places we call home.

The importance of volunteering cannot be overstated. It strengthens the fabric of our society, fosters a sense of belonging and solidarity, and creates positive ripple effects that extend far and wide. Volunteering not only benefits those directly served but also enriches the lives of the volunteers themselves, providing opportunities for personal growth, skill development, and meaningful connections with others.

To all our volunteers at N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center: Thank you for your unwavering generosity, passion, and dedication. You truly are the heartbeat of our community.

If you want to volunteer for our organization, please call 828-652-8104. We love our volunteers!