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Community Service 4-H Project Area

My Hands to Larger Service Manual

The 4-H Community Service project area consists of one project manual that contains one year of activities.

Teens leaders in 4-H have been leading community service projects for years. My Hands to Larger Service is the project book that supports their efforts. No matter what the specifics of your particular project are, this book takes you through the nature of service, making plans, recruiting a crew, getting it done, and evaluating your accomplishments. Yes, you DO make a difference!

This project area could be repeated annually with a new community service focus. Youth interested in community service in the area of literacy and reading should check out the Make Reading Come Alive project area.


4-H members should complete all nine activities and Talking It Over pages. Take part in at least two learning experiences and become involved in at least two leadership/citizenship activities. Complete a project review.

Download a copy of the scoresheet to determine what is expected for project completion.

Exhibit Ideas

  • A display of your service project or one of the activities that you completed in the book

How Do I Sign Up?

Screenshot of 4-H ZSuite enrollment page to select project

The first step is to create an enrollment in our ZSuite website.

Enroll in 4-H ZSuite

When you get to the CLUBS tab of the enrollment, you will want to ADD PROJECT.

For Community Service, you should search for:


Project Videos

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Related Events & Camps

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The West Virginia 4-H All Stars have pledged to continue generously funding up to ten $200 mini-grants for West Virginia 4-H teens/teen leader groups to assist in the planning and completion of a community service project enrolled in this 4-H project area.

Stay tuned for information about the 2022 mini-grant application and timeline.

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