What We Do

4-H STEAM Corps members collaborate with county program coordinators and work team educators to identify partners, build programs, and facilitate 4-H SPIN clubs.

Members are responsible for facilitating SPIN clubs over the course of their service term. A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people from at least two different families get together to learn about a topic of interest. Each club meets a minimum of six times, but not more than eight times within an eight-week period. Depending on existing county partnerships and relationships, members facilitate SPIN clubs in schools and community centers. Members also engage new volunteers in their county program. Volunteers serve as club leaders, event volunteers and guest programmers. In addition to SPIN clubs and volunteer recruitment, each member hosts family engagement events throughout their term of service. Any and all volunteers recruited by 4-H STEAM Corps members must complete MSU Extension’s Volunteer Selection Process.

Members also host family engagement events and regional service projects. Members are encouraged to participate in National Day of Service events related to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and 9/11 Day of Service, as well as participating in Michigan's AmeriCorps Russ Mawby Signature Service Projects.