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Hands to Larger Service

This summer, 22 Youth Service Leaders will be travelling across Canada to lead and promote community engagement, volunteerism and service, and to help create a culture of service for Canadian youth.

Youth Service Leaders (YSLs) will be ambassadors for 4-H service and community engagement. They will be selected through an application process and be trained in service learning. YSLs will be matched with Club to Club Exchange groups and will help plan, coordinate and lead service-learning projects in partnership with exchange groups and the communities where projects are taking place.

The 2019 YSLs are:

April Marr, BC
Brookelyn Felske, AB
Amanda Hardman, AB
Carissa McGregor, AB
Kianna McGregor, AB
Austin Avramenko, SK
Karissa Duquette, SK
Chelsey Fitzsimmons, SK
Jazmin Lukinuk, MB
Gregory Penner, MB
Nicole French, ON
Kyle Nussey, ON
Allison Pepper, ON
Zackary Theriault, NB
Nicolle MacDonald, PEI
Sophie MacDonald, PEI
Josh Power, NL
Megan MacCarthy, NS
Sydney Milne, NS
Courtney Schmidt, NS
Kylynne Sheffield, NS
Thalia Tobin, NS

What is the Hands to Larger Service program? 

Every day, 4-H members across Canada take the 4-H pledge in which they commit to positively contributing to their communities and the world around them. This pledge includes the promise of using their Hands to Larger Service, which they do across Canada in the true spirit of 4-H Canada’s motto: Learn To Do By Doing.

Hands to Larger Service is a new 4-H Canada program, funded through the Canada Service Corps by the Government of Canada. 4-H Canada will select and train 30 Youth Service Leaders (ages 18 to 25) to co-create community-focused service projects across Canada in summer 2019, in partnership with other youth as part of the 4-H Club to Club Exchange program. 4-H Canada is one of ten national partners who form the Canada Service Corps.

This is an exciting opportunity for 4-H youth to demonstrate their leadership skills and commitment to community engagement!

Learn how Club to Club Exchange groups are involved with Hands to Larger Service

What do Youth Service Leaders do?

Youth Service Leaders will connect, lead and make a difference in communities across Canada.

Read the Youth Service Leader job description to learn more.

A group of 24 4-H’ers travelled the country in 2018 carrying out incredible service projects with lasting impacts on Canadian communities. See the list of 2018 community service projects.

Have a question about the Hands to Larger Service Program? Contact Sarah Naylor, Community Service Coordinator at

The Hands to Larger Service Program is funded by the Government of Canada under the Canada Service Corps.

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