Volunteering with 4-H
Many of the 4-H programs here in Bradford County are managed by volunteer leaders. Many volunteers join us to help with programs and events. These Level 1 volunteers are always needed for events like School Tours at the Bradford County Youth Fair, Exhibit Judging, County Events, and more. Our other group of volunteers are our club leaders and those working directly with youth on a regular basis. These volunteers spend countless hours on 4-H programming and are extraordinarily valuable to our program. All Level 2 volunteers undergo background screening in accordance with Florida 4-H policies. Level 2 volunteers will need to regularly re-enroll in 4-H Online and have their background screening updated.
All volunteers (Level 1 & Level 2) should enroll in 4-H Online each year in September.
County & District Events
Each year, Bradford County 4-H competes in County Events to give youth an opportunity to showcase their public speaking skills, as well as their talents in other areas. Youth are encouraged to prepare speeches or demonstrations, participate in the Share The Fun talent competition, and to submit photography/digital art pieces. Speech/demonstration topics can include nature & outdoors, healthy living, communication & expressive arts, animals and more. Share The Fun is a great opportunity for youth to showcase talents such as dancing, singing, comedy, and more. For each competition, local community members are asked to be volunteer judges. Participants are awarded ribbons based on their score sheets, and blue ribbon competitors are invited to participate in District Events. Seniors who receive blue ribbons at District Events are then given an opportunity to compete statewide at 4-H University in the summer.