- Volunteers will help 4-H staff members plan and facilitate SPIN (or special interest) clubs that focus on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) topics, sharing expertise with members and mentoring them through their learning experiences. Based on your availability, each club should have around six meetings, each usually about an hour long. The length is flexible, but a club should not have more than eight meetings in an eight-week time period.
- 18+; Must pass the following checks: ICHAT, National Sex Offender Public Website, HireRight, FBI Fingerprinting, and any additional checks based upon State of Residence
Is This the Right Fit for Me?
Ideal volunteers have a passion, skill, or talent that they would like to share and a drive to make a difference in the lives of the young people in our community. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience working with diverse populations is preferred as this role is highly interpersonal and requires volunteers who can serve well with others. Bring your unique experience and Michigan 4-H will provide training and support to help you be successful.
About Michigan State University Extension 4-H
A 4-H SPIN club is a special interest club where five or more young people from at least two different families get together to learn about a topic of interest. The topics covered can be anything of interest to the youth: nature, heritage arts, science, engineering, gardening, technology, and more! SPIN clubs are led by MSU Extension staff or volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge with young people. Each club meets a minimum of six times but not more than eight times within an eight week period.
Through their SPIN club experience, youth learn by doing as they build, create, explore, make, discover, test, plan, cut, estimate, experiment, experience, measure, draw and so much more!
Contact the Organization
If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Michigan State University Extension 4-H directly.
What to Expect
Contact the 4-H SPIN Club Coordinator and they will follow up with you about volunteering and the application process found on MSU Extension Volunteer Central website, including the application, national and state background checks, references and online training modules. To engage in current virtual programming, all of the Volunteer Selection Process requirements can be completed with the exception of the interview. A face-to-face interview will be needed once safe to do so for you to become an accepted and active volunteer for future in-person programming.