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Culp, Ken, III; Bullock, Leslie R. – Journal of Extension, 2017
The 4-H Volunteer Continuing Education Academy was developed to provide 4-H club leaders a continuing education opportunity, to assist them in developing and enhancing the skills and knowledge necessary for their volunteer role, and to provide a means for 4-H livestock and horse club leaders to recertify. All participants reported satisfaction…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, Skill Development, Volunteers
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Culp, Ken, III; Edwards, Harriett C.; Jordan, Jenny W. – Journal of Extension, 2014
The SR4-HVAG combines the efforts of states to provide quality educational programming for volunteers and Extension professionals using an advisory group system. An advisory group rather than a council was created because the group provides programmatic input rather than sets policy. The purposes of the SR4-HVAG are to: provide a mechanism for…
Descriptors: Regional Programs, Volunteer Training, Volunteers, Communities of Practice
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Culp, Ken, III – Journal of Extension, 2013
Community organizations must be self-sustaining in order to remain active, viable, and strong. The three primary steps involved in sustaining members, volunteers, and leaders include evaluate, recognize, and either retain, redirect, or disengage. A volunteer performance evaluation will determine whether individual and organizational goals are…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Sustainability, Group Membership, Volunteers
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Kelley, Diane T.; Culp, Ken, III – Journal of Extension, 2013
"Pro bono" volunteers provide an effective means for Extension professionals to expand limited financial and human resources. Volunteers recruited from business settings can provide skills, abilities, expertise, leadership, and resources to Extension programs. Allowing professional volunteers to meet their desired leadership goals while…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Volunteers, Community Involvement, Community Needs
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McCall, Fran Korthaus; Culp, Ken, III – Journal of Extension, 2013
Volunteer recognition is an important component of Extension programs. Most land-grant universities have implemented a state volunteer recognition program. Extension professionals, however, are too overburdened with meetings, programs, and activities to effectively recognize volunteers locally. Utilizing a state model is an efficient means of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Volunteers, Counties, Extension Agents
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Culp, Ken, III – Journal of Extension, 2012
To organize and coordinate the efforts of many volunteers, a framework for volunteer engagement is needed. The "GEMS" Model of volunteer administration was developed to assist Extension professionals and volunteer coordinators to effectively administer volunteer programs without delivering the program themselves. The GEMS Model is…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Extension Education, Extension Agents, Delivery Systems
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Cassill, Heather; Culp, Ken, III; Hettmansperger, Jay; Stillwell, Marla; Sublet, Amanda – Journal of Extension, 2012
Extension professionals must be able to give volunteers programmatic ownership, resources, and the education needed to complete tasks. However, resources such as time and money are limited, especially in economic downtimes, making it even more necessary to look at creative ways to bridge the gap between what programs and services can and should be…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Middle Management, Human Resources, Outreach Programs