Volunteers at the Indian Fort Nature Preserve.

Community service at the Indian Fort Nature Preserve.

4-H members made holiday cards to send to the troops!

4-H Members made holiday cards for the troops.

Community Service

Through its pledge of "hands to larger service", 4-H has historically given back to the community by encouraging young people and adults to volunteer. In 4-H, service is commonly defined as the voluntary action of an individual or a group of individuals without pay. Service to the community - through food drives, raking the yard of an elderly neighbor, adopt-a-highway programs, teens teaching/mentoring younger children, or youth determining community needs and helping solve community problems - helps young people learn caring, leadership, and citizenship.

Often clubs or members do not have the start-up money to fund their service projects, so the Livingston County 4-H Program offers scholarships up to $500. 

Download the Community Service Scholarship Application Form.

Adapted from: http://4h.msue.msu.edu/programs/community_service_learning


Mark Wittmeyer
Youth Development Team Leader

Last updated January 11, 2021