4-H Volunteer

Program Contact: Julie Sorensen, 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 962-7507 • jjsorens@wsu.edu

Why Become a 4-H Volunteer?

Volunteers are essential to the 4-H program.  4-H volunteers help our youth acquire the skills that are necessary to become competent, contributing citizens.

How to Become a 4-H Volunteer

  1. Complete a Volunteer Application and return it to the Extension Office
  2. Schedule a meeting to go over your application
  3. Complete the Volunteer Training

Volunteer Roles:

There are several different roles available for volunteers in 4-H.  Each role is equally important!

  • General Club Leader – Volunteer leader who assumes primary responsibility for a 4-H group.
  • Project Leader – Volunteer who leas a specific project or curriculum within a club/group.
  • Activity Leader – Volunteer who gives leadership to an event or activity within a club/group.
  • Resource Leader – Volunteer who serves a club/group as a source of expertise, an advisor, a leader of volunteers, or other resource capacity.

Volunteer Hours Reporting

Washington State law requires that all volunteers working in support of WSU programs are covered by worker’s compensation insurance.  The Washington State Department of Labor and Industry uses the dates and number of hours that volunteers work to determine the amount of insurance that must be purchased to adequately cover our volunteers.  To be in compliance with state law, WSU Extension has developed an online tool to facilitate collection and analysis of volunteer contributions.

If you are currently a Kittitas County 4-H volunteer and do not have a username, please contact the Extension Office.

WSU Volunteer Database Link
Reporting 4-H Volunteer Hours