Aug 27, 2018 | View All Issues
Hello 4-H community,
The Monterey County Fair opens this week with a Shake your Tail Feathers theme. The Monterey County 4-H Program supports the volunteer opportunities that builds caring, competent, safe and effective volunteers and provides a satisfying and rewarding experience for the adult volunteer that is beneficial to all 4-H members.
For the 4-H member, there are many activities, contests, volunteer opportunities and responsibilities during this busy fair. This is also a time for adults to recognize their own limits and boundaries while at the fair.
Members and adults can both become tired, parents and volunteers can lose their patience and, even the most experienced Project Leader may need to gain “perspective” over a situation that can arise during the fair.
As an adult volunteer or parent, please be prepared to take personal responsibility for any interpersonal conflicts that may arise, whether with members, parents, guardians, other participating adults and or adult volunteers. Your actions will need to role model positive conflict resolution skills for the 4-H youth members.
In addition, the prohibitive behaviors of adult volunteers and youth members is set forth by the Youth Development Program (YDP) in the code of conduct: http://4h.ucanr.edu/files/16404.pdf The Monterey County Fair has updated their rules to ensure no alcohol is consumed or stored at areas where 4-H youth are gathered.
Serving as an adult volunteer is a privilege and at the invitation of the University of California. Volunteer participation is supervised by the county 4-H YDP staff and County Director. If you believe you have witnessed inappropriate behavior by an adult acting in their 4-H volunteer role capacity, please be prepa
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