Volunteers IN Action

Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences provides education to people of all ages in Indiana's 92 counties. The community is our classroom - where we bring university information to the local level and help people strengthen families, spend smart, eat right, and live well.
As a volunteer for Purdue Extension, you play an integral role in meeting the needs of your community. To support you in this important mission, we have developed the Volunteers IN Action Program. The purpose of this program is to help you get to know Purdue Extension better and to help facilitate your onboarding process as a volunteer. Working with your community can bring you immense satisfaction as you watch the positive changes and impact of HHS Extension programs. You, too, can gain new skills and meet new people as you participate in your county's activities.
We at Purdue Extension stand ready to support and assist you in your volunteer role. Thank you for giving so generously of your time and we look forward to working with you.
Dr. Angie Abbott, Associate Director, Purdue Extension

Welcome/History of Extension

In this module, you will hear from Dr. Angie Abbott, Associate Director of Purdue Extension, as well as learn more about the history of the Cooperative Extension.

Roles and Programs

Learn more about your role within the Volunteers IN Action program and the program areas within Purdue Extension Health and Human Sciences.

Diverse Audiences

We live in a world of many diverse cultures, beliefs, attitudes and people.

Effective Communication

Effective communication helps to get our message through clearly and concisely.

Facilitation Skills

One of the most important sets of skills for leaders and members are facilitation skills. These are the "process" skills we use to guide and direct key parts of organizing work with groups of people such as meetings, planning sessions and training.


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