315 Hoke Smith Annex
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Natalie Bock serves as the Program Specialist in the Georgia 4-H State Office as support for the Extension 4-H Specialist for Volunteer Development for Georgia 4-H. A few of her responsibilities include on-boarding volunteers, marketing, teaching and program development.
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Natalie grew up riding horses and enjoying various outdoor recreational activities. Her love for nature led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Management at Clemson University. Following graduation in 2016, Natalie worked on the coast as a University of Georgia Extension intern under the Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent for Camden County. A focus during the internship was the mapping and removal of a local invasive plant species. After the internship she moved to Athens, Georgia where she served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) in the Georgia 4-H State Office. It was during her time as a VISTA Natalie began her focus on volunteer development by assisting with volunteer-specific events, teaching agents and other AmeriCorps Members about volunteerism, and creating various marketing and design materials for the volunteer program. Natalie was honored to receive the State Staff Outstanding AmeriCorps VISTA Member Award from the Georgia Association of Extension 4-H Agents in 2018.
When her service year with AmeriCorps was completed, she continued on in the Georgia 4-H State Office as a Program Specialist. She also has a passion for serving as a volunteer– during the past several years she has volunteered with Butterfly Dreams Therapeutic Riding Center in Watkinsville, GA and at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens as a teacher’s assistant. In her free time, Natalie can be found at the local Athens music venues, backpacking, or spending time with her beloved beagle and horse.