UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County 4-H is looking for adult volunteers age 18-years and older to register for SPARK Academy.
The free training program certifies participants to become 4-H project leaders and curriculum facilitators. This is an exciting opportunity for volunteers with an interest in teaching young people and making a difference in the community.
The six-week program, beginning in May, will include subjects on urban agriculture and gardening, financial management, science and leadership. Upon completion, volunteers will be able to share knowledge with school-aged children at schools and clubs in the community.
The series of two-hour classes will be held on the following Thursdays: May 18 (first meeting/training session), May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15 and June 29.
Florida 4-H relies on dedicated volunteers to help promote the mission of providing young people with knowledge and life skills. Volunteers who finish the course will be required to commit a certain amount of time annually to retain their certification.