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Hands to Larger Service

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, 4-H Canada will not be offering the Hands to Larger Service program in 2021. 4-H Canada’s priority continues to be the health, safety and security of our youth members, volunteer leaders, families, and the communities 4-H impacts. For more information, please see our latest update on the outbreak. 

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 funded through the Canada Service Corps by the Government of Canada. 4-H Canada selects and trains 26 Youth Service Leaders (ages 18 to 25) to co-create community-focused service projects across Canada. 4-H Canada is one of 12 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! 

What do Youth Service Leaders do?

Youth Service Leaders travel 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) are ambassadors for 4-H service and community engagement. They are selected through an application process and trained in service-learning.  

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

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