How and Why to be a 4-H Volunteer
Be A Volunteer
- To share your skills and knowledge with young people.
- To emphasize family and community.
- To help youth learn by doing.
Youth need volunteers who offer support and encouragement as they learn by doing.
As a Volunteer, You’ll Receive:
- Learning materials furnished through Washington State University and access to other support materials.
- Volunteer liability coverage at bonafide 4-H activities.
- Required leader training.
Ways to Volunteer
General Leader of a 4-H Club – assumes primary responsibility for a 4-H club/group. Meets at regular intervals with youth in a club format providing support, guidance, leadership, and direction
Project Leader – leads a specific project or curriculum within a club/group. A primary educator of skills and knowledge associated with a specific subject matter
Activity Leader – gives leadership to an event or activity within a club or short-term group
Resource Leader for a Club – serves as a source of expertise, an adviser, or in another resource capacity
Resource Volunteer for the County – may assist the county 4-H program in one or more of the following capacities
- teaches a specific project or skill at a county workshop or short-term class.
- helps with a county 4-H activity or event judges contests or activities promotes 4-H or assists with fundraising assists in the formation of new clubs.
- recruits or trains new leaders. assists with clerical/office skills, grant writing, or newsletter