4-H: Sharing our Stories

Volunteer Conference of Southern States

We all have a story to tell!

Join this year's Volunteer Conference of Southern States for 4-H: Sharing Our Stories and be part of the leading conference for 4-H youth volunteers and staff in the region. Ideal for volunteers (and staff) looking to expand skills, network and participate in hands on learning to further your work with youth and adults this year's conference is sure to please. With input from past participants, an advisory council of volunteers, the planning team has designed a conference for all volunteers working with youth. You don't want to miss your opportunity to be part of the 2015 conference and Share Your Story!

Join us October 1-5, 2015 at Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, Georgia
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Great speakers, great workshops, great friends and great fun. Check out this year's Conference plans including key note speaker, Patrick Grady and Georgia 4-H Clovers & Company performance. Workshop sessions centering on leadership , citizenship, technology, science and parent/volunteer involvement will be offered and include learning lab options!

Registration is $295 and includes events, meals and lodging beginning with dinner Thursday - breakfast Sunday.

Conference Agenda

Thursday, October 1

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Registration

4:15 p.m. State Gatherings

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Opening Event & Dinner hosted by the Volunteer Advisory Group

“That’s My Story and I’m Sticking to It!” Patrick Grady

8:45 p.m. Service Share Fair, Conversations in the Coffee House, Music/Dancing


Friday, October 2

6:45 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast, Coffee & informal Conversations hosted by the Volunteer Advisory Group

8:15 – 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 1

8:15 – 12:00 noon State Volunteer Specialists’ meeting

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 – 11:45 Concurrent Session 2

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch with Table Topics hosted by the Volunteer Advisory Group

1:30 State Photos

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Learning Labs

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. State Gatherings

6:45 p.m. Dinner Silent Auction opens

7:45 p.m. Evening Program ~Storyteller with Learning Lab Sharing

“12 Commandments for Volunteers” Ken Culp

9:00 – 10:30 p.m. Expressive Arts Workshops

Conversations in the Coffee House, Music/Dancing


Saturday, October 3

6:45 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:15 – 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 3

9:45 –10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Session 4

12:00 – 1:45 p.m. Luncheon and Report from Friday’s conversations

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Session 5

3:30 State Gatherings

3:45 - 5:45 p.m. Tournaments (Miniature Golf, Corn Hole, Euchre), Tour & Free time

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Georgia 4-H Clovers & Company

8:30 p.m. Dessert and Dancing in Sutton

Silent Auction Closes

Sunday, October 4

6:30 – 7:45 a.m. Breakfast