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Volunteer Roles Over the Summer

Marcus Boston
Leon County 4-H Agent
Leon County Extension Office
615 Paul Russell Road
Tallahassee, FL   32301-7099
(850) 606-5213
(850) 606-5201

Recruiting and training volunteers is a vital part of starting and maintaining a successful 4-H Program. This is also true if you plan on implementing a successful camping program in your county.  Preparing teens to serve as Camp Counselors during your summer camps is very important in maintaining a well structured, safe environment for them to learn, be safe, and have fun.  There’s no “one fix all” method in implementing a counselor training program, however there are some common areas that deserve attention when you begin to develop a training program for your county. Listed below are some helpful tips that will assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining a successful counselor training program..

*Start Your Training Early    

*Share Expectations/Standards

*Community Service            

*Team Building, Team Building,

*Give Counselors the Training They Need

By implementing the steps mentioned above, you will begin to see a more productive week of camp from your counselors.

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