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Volunteers making Illinois
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[APRIL 17, 2004]  Each year, thousands of volunteers in Illinois donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during National Volunteer Week, April 18-24.

One group that relies heavily on volunteers is the Logan County 4-H program. This year, approximately 150 volunteers, both young and old, have served as club leaders, committee members and in other roles for the 17 clubs in Logan County!

Volunteers spend numerous hours working on tasks such as helping organize an event at the county fair, helping a child with a 4-H project or leading a community service project.

Club volunteers are only one group of leaders across the state who are instrumental in carrying out the mission of the University of Illinois Extension. They are involved in every aspect of the county Extension service, including determining the needs of the residents, planning programs, securing resources and evaluating programs.

 

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The work of Extension volunteers is continuous. Every day a volunteer is lending a helping hand to make Extension programs beneficial to residents of Logan County.

To find out how you can become a volunteer, please contact the Logan County U of I Extension office at (217) 732-8289.

[News release by Amy Hyde,
Logan County Extension]

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