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State Conference(s) for 4-H Volunteerism

State 4-H Parent-Volunteer Conference - June 22, 2019

Theme: SURGE! - 4-H Volunteers Making Connections Matter

The PVC will be held in Stillwater in the Classroom Building just north of the Student Union on the OSU campus (Map). See map for parking below.

Workshop ApplicationAccepting proposals. Application due on or before March 1, 2019. PDF MS Word

2019 Conference Registration

  • Program
  • Early-bird registration $___.
  • Registration received after May 25 $___.
  • Registration Packet - workshops and registration form (Available late April 2019)
  • Registration Form Only  (Available late April 2019)

2019 Objectives will...


Strengthen – Connection of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) in project work and club/project group experiences.


Unite – Youth and adults in a partnership of shared leadership.


Recruit – Identify and train volunteers (project leaders) to successfully recognize and apply S.T.E.A.M. to programming and projects.


Grow – Increased understanding and application of S.T.E.A.M. in all 4-H Youth Development efforts.


Empower – Growing leaders…learning how to encourage, share and nurture leadership in a club, project group or committee.


Southern Region Conference for 4-H Volunteerism

September 26- September 29, 2019, Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, Georgia

It's What We Do!

Join volunteers from across the southern region as we host a national 4-H volunteer conference. The program kicks off Thursday, September 26 and closes with breakfast Sunday, September 29. This year's conference includes workshops and speakers in creative arts, health & better living, kids in the kitchen, plants & gardens, technology, science, teaching & learning and personal development.

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Workshop Proposals are Open

We need your creative, exciting, fun, energetic, ideas for the conference! Consider submitting a session proposal and be engaged sharing your ideas and success. Volunteers from every area of 4-H youth development participate in the conference. Workshops will center in many areas and we are looking for workshops that are content areas as well as teaching and learning and personal development. For full consideration, please complete your submissions before February 1. And don't forget to check out the proposal guide for tips on presenting a strong submission.

Submissions may be submitted online.

WHY - The 4-H Volunteer Conference of Southern States is designed to engage 4-H volunteers an d staff across the southern region, in contemporary educational opportunities, that will impact, enhance and foster quality, excellence and achievement in the essential elements of youth development programming.

MISSION - The mission of the conference is to provide experiential educational opportunities to 4-H volunteers and staff across the southern region. It is designed to improve the quality of 4-H programming in their own activities, projects, clubs and communities.