The 4-H Volunteer Connection:

From Sea to Shining Sea

Join a NATIONAL conference hosted by the Volunteer Conference of Southern States

Join volunteers from across the southern region as we host a national 4-H volunteer conference. The program kicks off Thursday, September 27 and closes with breakfast Sunday, September 30. This year's conference includes workshops and speakers in creative arts, health & better living, kids in the kitchen, plants & gardens, technology, science, teaching & learning and personal development.

Session Proposals are Open

We need your creative, exciting, fun, energetic, ideas for the conference! Consider submitting a session proposal and be engaged sharing your ideas and success. Volunteers from every area of 4-H youth development participate in the conference. Workshops will center in many areas and we are looking for workshops that are content areas as well as teaching and learning and personal development. For full consideration, please complete your submissions before March 1st. And don't forget to check out the proposal guide for tips on presenting a strong submission.

Submissions may be submitted online or through the website

Welcome! Dr. Doug Steele, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Doug Steele, Director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension program since 2012, connects with volunteers and staff with an understanding of positive youth development. Having worked as Vice President for External Relations and Director of Extension for Montana State University, Assistant Director and State 4-H Program Leader at Colorado State University, specialist for Volunteerism and Leadership at Purdue University and 4-H Specialist at Texas A&M, Dr. Steele's experience brings understanding and passion to the work of volunteers. Dr. Steele kickoff the conference setting the stage for the connections of the event.