Joseph Drake

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

Joe Drake is a Field Specialist of Youth and Family 4-H Youth Development. His current focus is on volunteer development and youth civic engagement for the UNHCE 4-H program. He provides the support and direction of the 4-H volunteer program in New Hampshire while also creating civic engagement opportunities for 4-H members around the state. Before joining UNH, he managed and led both 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.


  • 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