Volunteer study involving the Latino community
Hispanics represent the fastest growing population with cultural, demographic, and geographic diversity. This makes it difficult to successfully deliver homogeneous programs. Therefore, it is essential to better understand and have awareness of Hispanic American community needs. Such an understanding will allow 4-H Youth Development educators to deliver programs that engage Latinos as volunteers to benefit their community. This study surveyed 85 Hispanics to describe their participation in volunteerism and activities they would like to be involved in. The results provided information and recommendations that enabled 4-H Youth Development professionals to develop strategies for programs focused on recruiting Hispanics as volunteers.