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About 4-H SPIN

A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people learn about a topic of interest. Topics vary and include interests, such as nature, heritage arts, science, engineering, gardening, technology, and more. SPIN clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge with young people.

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About SPIN 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.

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How to Volunteer

Start with a phone call to your local University of Illinois Extension office. Schedule a time to meet with the Youth Development Educator or 4-H Program Coordinator. During that first meeting share the ideas you have for a new SPIN club – what you would like to teach young people about your area of expertise.

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Featured Club - Spinning Bobbins

While teaching the techniques for cutting out patterns and sewing straight seams, Ann Brodsky also teaches members of the Spinning Bobbins 4-H Sewing SPIN Club the importance of giving to others. The club members use the skills they have learned from their sewing projects to create gifts to share with those in need. To bring comfort to the children of deployed military parents, the club members sew vests for teddy bears that are given to the children before their parents are deployed. A hidden pocket on the inside of the vest allows the parent to insert a note of encouragement and love.

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