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UGA Extension / Sumter County 4-H

127 William Bowen Pointe

Americus, GA 31719

Contact Person 
Crystal Perry
Phone Number:  229-924-4476   
Email Address: crperry@uga.edu

Program Information

The mission of Georgia 4-H is to assist youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. 

This mission is accomplished, through "hands on" learning experiences, focused on agricultural and environmental issues, agriculture awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation, and citizenship.

Job Description 

Objectives:

  • to provide supervision for youth during event(s)
  • to assist as needed with the overall coordination and facilitation of event

Responsibilities could/may include:

  • provide transportation to, from and during the event as needed
  • cooperate with event coordinators, county Extension staff, and other volunteers in implementing event activities
  • supervise housing including check in, clean up and check out 
  • supervise youth including discipline, housing, and emergency needs
  • enforce 4-H code of conduct and policies of event
  • complete necessary reports following event
  • follow the behaviors as outlined in Adult Behavior Guidelines when Working with Youth

Responsible to:

  • county Extension staff person and event coordinator

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • completion of required screening, paperwork, and training
  • interest in youth and enthusiasm for working with young people
  • ability to work with youth while nurturing positive self-esteem, decision making
  • skills, responsibility and leadership in youth
  • ability to work and communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms
  • ability to handle sensitive issues, discipline and emergency situations

Hours

Varies, depending on the activity/event.  Contact Extension staff for specifics regarding activity/event. 

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