Volunteer Conference of Southern States 2017


September 28 – October 1, 2017
Rock Eagle 4-H Center, Eatonton, Georgia

Join volunteers from across the southern region for the annual Volunteer Conference. The Volunteer Conference of Southern States (VCOSS) kicks off Thursday, September 28 and concludes Sunday, October 1, 2017. Over 20 workshop choices and educational sessions well be offered. Early bird registration is open through August 1, 2017. Registration is $295 and includes onsite lodging, conference events, and all meals. Volunteers and lead presenters will receive a $30 registration discount. Register now and secure your spot for a great experience. On-line registration is now open, click here to register.

Register before 8/1/2017 for $295 Early Bird Fee (Beginning August 2nd all registrations will include a $50 late fee)

Workshop Hosts and Presenters Encouraged 

We have received great proposals during the priority submission phase but we have room for a few more. With this year’s theme of STEAMing ahead we are especially interested in workshops in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics but we know that your good ideas may be in other areas as well. Proposal deadline is May 1, 2017. The lead workshop presenter receives a reduced registration fee for the conference of $30. This year’s workshop process is chaired by Jeremy Johnson, Virginia Tech. For more information contact Jeremy ( jejohns1@vt.edu).

Proposal submissions may be submitted on-line click here to submit proposal(s) 

For more information please visit and like VCOSS webpage, Facebook @4HVCOSS and Twitter @4HVCOSS

Conference Overview 

Opening Event feature 4-H Volunteers
Evening Activities
Workshops, Learning Labs, Plenary,  &
Group Presentations
Workshops, Tailgate
Georgia 4-H Clovers & Company
Scholarship Auction & Dessert

For more information please contact:

Sophia Cooney, State 4-H Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (352) 294-7879
Email: henriq21@ufl.edu