University of Idaho Extension 4-H professionals have learned to work with volunteers in new ways to expand capacity and continue to build the quality of the 4-H program in Idaho. This article identifies how defining new position descriptions for volunteer facilitation coaches addressed two program needs, expanded capacity, and provided a higher quality experience for new 4-H families. If Extension staff invest time in selecting, training, and mentoring volunteer facilitation coaches, other volunteers are better able to fulfill important roles related to meeting specific needs of the 4-H program.
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Shelstad, N. (2018). Fulfilling Needs in County 4-H Programs with Volunteer Facilitation Coaches. The Journal of Extension, 56(6), Article 14. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.56.06.14