Volunteer Information

4-H Exploration Days could not happen without the help of dedicated volunteers like you! 

Each year participant evaluation responses are overwhelmingly positive. Many parents and 4-H volunteers notice improvements in children’s interest, knowledge and social skills after they participate in 4-H Exploration Days, and this outcome would not be possible if we could not rely on the enthusiasm for youth participation and development that the outstanding volunteers provide.  

ED A sign for EDThere are many ways to volunteer at 4-H Exploration Days. All adults who participate in 4-H Exploration Days will serve in some capacity to support the success of the event. 

All volunteers must successfully complete the Michigan State University Extension's Volunteer Selection Process. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for 4-H Exploration Days, or for Michigan 4-H in general, please contact your local MSU Extension Office for more details, or visit MSU Extension Volunteer Central

We appreciate all our volunteers and what they bring to this exciting youth program! 

This summer's event is slated for June 22-June 24, 2022. MSU Extension is committed to ensuring that participants and volunteers of Exploration Days have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Benefits for you as an instructor:

  • Share your passion and knowledge about a topic important to you and youth
  • Support youth experiencing college life on the campus of Michigan State University

To apply to teach a session or free-time activity:

  • Session Due by December 15, 2021
    • Preview the Session questions here
  • Free-Time Due by April 1, 2022
    • Preview the Free-Time questions here

For detailed instructor role descriptions:

For more information, contact:

The 4-H Exploration Days Leadership Team

Christine Heverly
4h.expodays@msu.edu
Extension Educator
Volunteer Development for 4-H Exploration Days, including training and recruitment

Michelle Neff 
4h.expodays@msu.edu
Extension Educator
Lead point of contact for 4-H Exploration Days, including sponsorship and registration

Laurie Rivetto
4h.expodays@msu.edu
Extension Educator
Youth Development for 4-H Exploration Days, including session development and youth engagement