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University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties

Champaign County
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 11:30 - 12:30pm)

INEP Office
201 W. Kenyon Road
Suite 3
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-353-0740
FAX: 217-351-2019

Iroquois County
916 W Seminary Ave
P.O. Box 163
Onarga, IL 60955-0163
Phone: 815-268-4051
FAX: 815-268-4058
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Vermilion County
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
FAX: 217-442-8628
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12-1pm)

Volunteering with University of Illinois Extension

Volunteer: Make the Difference!

In 4-H, kids and adults spend time together, learning new skills, developing hidden talents, making new friends and having fun.

The goal of 4-H is to help kids develop as individuals and as responsible productive citizens in their communities. Adult volunteers who spend time with 4-H kids are key in this process. They form the foundation on which productive citizens are made.

Without volunteers, the 4-H youth development program would be hard to implement for Extension staff.

Here are a few reasons to consider becoming a 4-H volunteer today.

  • Sharing your talents. You have a lot to give. After all, you have years of life experiences. Now's your chance to share your knowledge and talents with young people, our future leaders.
  • Experiences you'll never forget. You'll be able to meet new people and travel to interesting places. 4-H volunteers have many opportunities to attend conferences, get training and learn new skills.
  • Flexibility to fit your interests. Do you like birdwatching, cooking, gardening, visual arts, electricity, woodworking, computers, or working with animals? There are many interesting projects and fun things to do as part of 4-H. It's not just a program for farm kids. You can have fun with kids, and learn right along with them.
  • Pride in learning. Imagine a young person's satisfaction at learning a new skill, at doing a job well. Imagine your own satisfaction at watching a young person blossom. You can help our young people as they gain self-esteem – an essential ingredient for happy productive citizens.

Being a 4-H volunteer has many rewards. Whether you want to be a club leader or work with kids on a short-term project, there's a role for you in 4-H.

* Adapted from "Discover the World Together" brochure.

Become a Money Mentor Volunteer!

Money Mentor volunteers build financial capacity in our local communities by providing financial education and coaching to individuals. Mentoring consists of working one-on-one with people who have asked for help with their personal finances and community outreach through displays, community talks, or other projects.

Money Mentor Volunteers will:

  • Receive University of Illinois Extension Money Mentor certification
  • Become a member of a working team promoting financial capacity
  • Receive up-to-date training and materials on financial management for personal use
  • Learn and build financial management and coaching skills
  • Gain volunteer work experience and help others in their community

For more information, including ways to apply to become a Money Mentor, please see resources posted on this website or contact Kathy Sweedler, Consumer Economics Educator, or (217) 333-7672.