Volunteer Information

4-H Exploration Days could not happen without the help of dedicated volunteers like you! 

Each year participant evaluation responses are overwhelmingly positive. Many parents and 4-H volunteers notice improvements in children’s interest, knowledge and social skills after they participate in 4-H Exploration Days, and this outcome would not be possible if we could not rely on the enthusiasm for youth participation and development that the outstanding volunteers provide.  

ED A sign for EDThere are many ways to volunteer at 4-H Exploration Days. All adults who participate in 4-H Exploration Days will serve in some capacity to support the success of the event. 

All volunteers must successfully complete the Michigan State University Extension's Volunteer Selection Process. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for 4-H Exploration Days, or for Michigan 4-H in general, please contact your local MSU Extension Office for more details. 

We appreciate all our volunteers and what they bring to this exciting youth program! 

This summer's event is slated for June 22-June 24, 2021. MSU Extension is committed to ensuring that participants and volunteers of Exploration Days have a safe and enjoyable experience. Pivoting to an online opportunity will offer a virtual alternative to the treasured event, alleviating the public health risks associated with gathering more than 2,000 people from throughout the state in one place. The online program will focus on skill development and exploring new experiences. 

Benefits for you as an instructor:

  • Share your passion and knowledge about a topic important to you and youth
  • Support youth experiencing college life on the campus of Michigan State University


Sessions and activities will take place on each day starting at 10:30am and go until 4:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday, activities will end at 2:30. The schedule will include a keynote panel, lots of activities for free time, plus fun sessions! 



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