Becoming a 4-H Volunteer
4-H Volunteers Play a Significant Role
If you enjoy working with children, have a willingness to share your time and talents with young people in the community, like to have fun, learn new skills and make a difference, then being a 4-H volunteer is for you.
4-H volunteers play a significant role in helping youth to reach their potential. As a volunteer, you will help youth in your group learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through projects and activities. If you have a hobby or interest you would like to share with young people such as photography, leadership, animals, plants, fishing, drama, community service, computers and technology, woodworking, fashion design, arts and crafts, rocketry and more, consider becoming a 4-H volunteer.
As a volunteer you will GAIN:
- satisfaction by making a difference working with youth
- self confidence
- leadership skills
- recognition within the community
- opportunities to engage in state, regional and national experiences
- you strengthen and improve the quality of our 4-H program
- you provide your unique perspective
- more youth can be reached
- you have immediate access to the community
- you provide greater visibility for the program in the community
Ways to Volunteer
The 4-H Program depends on volunteers to implement local education programs for youth. Each local 4-H office may have different committees and volunteer opportunities. But in all offices, the 4-H volunteers work with other adults, children or groups in a variety of ways. Volunteer opportunities include club leader, junior/teen leader, project leader, assistant leader, advisory committee member, fair association directors or advisors, camp board member, program committee member and judge/evaluator for a 4-H event or contest. For more information on these opportunities, please contact your local 4-H Office.