About SPIN Club Volunteers
Do you have a passion, skill, or talent that you would like to share with young people? You can make a difference in the lives of young people by teaching them skills that they can use the rest of their lives. 4-H SPIN clubs are special interest 4-H clubs that match your skills and talents with a small group of young people who want to learn from you.
Through your investment, you will:
- Teach young people valuable life skills
- Provide hands-on learning to members of a 4-H SPIN club
- Share your expertise with members and mentor them through their learning experiences
- Create a place where each young person feels valued and accepted
- Help youth demonstrate their understanding of the topic
- Support members as they give back to the community
4-H SPIN clubs meet on a schedule that is convenient for you and when young people are available. SPIN volunteers plan for a minimum of six sessions and no more than eight in an eight week time period. Committing to become a 4-H volunteer means you will:
- Participate in the MSU Extension Volunteer Selection Process orientation and training
- Coordinate a minimum of six meetings, based on your availability
- Plan learning activities and identify needed supplies
- Discuss your SPIN club experience with 4-H staff
What do 4-H SPIN club volunteers do?
- Decide what skills the club members should learn by utilizing the Targeting Life Skills Model.
- Identify safety issues and make plans to keep members safe
- Provide leadership/decision-making opportunities within the club
- Guide members as they learn new knowledge and skills
- Be a role model by accepting and valuing all members
- Work with the members to plan an event so they can show others what they have learned
- Help youth identify ways to give back to their community
If you would like to share your passion, skills, or talents with young people in your community, learn how to become a SPIN club volunteer.