Joseph Drake

Joseph Drake

Extension Field Specialist, 4-H Volunteer Development
4-H Volunteer Field Specialist
Phone: (603) 862-2199
Office: Cooperative Extension, Kendall Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Joe Drake is a Field Specialist in 4-H Youth Development and Education. His current focus is on providing the leadership and direction for volunteer development and youth civic engagement for the UNHCE 4-H program. Before joining UNH, he managed and led an AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps*VISTA grant and team. He also worked as a classroom teacher, adventure programmer, and afterschool professional. He also served in the United States Coast Guard, gaining strong leadership and organizational skills.


  • M.S., Recreation Management & Policy, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Kinesiology & Exercise Science, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • At-Risk Children/Youth
  • Civics/Civics Education
  • Service Learning
  • Volunteers
  • Volunteers (Education)
  • Youth Development/Leadership