Volunteer Development

Program Contact: Lauren Hrncirik, 4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
(509) 754-2011 ext. 4314 • lauren.hrncirik@wsu.edu

Program Contact: Randy Williams, Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 725-4171  • randy.williams@wsu.edu

Program Contact: Karen Robertson, Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Program Assistant
(509) 659-3209  • robertk@wsu.edu

4-H Volunteers Make a World of Difference

4-H members are helped by adult volunteer leaders. Every 4-H club has one or more adult leaders. 4-H volunteers are also required for “short-term” or non “CLUB” activities such as after-school programs, camps, county or area wide program management, and more!

These certified volunteer leaders may:
  • Help teach boys and girls.
  • Help organize a club.
  • Help officers and assist at meetings.
  • Inform parents and others about 4-H.
  • Work with WSU Extension and/or other volunteers to plan or conduct programs and activities.
  • Lead a Family 4-H Group for individual study/4-H involvement.
There are different kinds of 4-H leaders:
  • General Club Leader: The main club leader and organizer who works with general club meetings.
  • Project Leader: Works with members on their specific project work.
  • Activity Leader: Responsible for one or more activities. Some examples are recreation, record keeping, public presentations, community service activities, camp or after-school activities.
  • Resource Leader. May be certified to work with specific short-term programs or un-certified and listed as a contact to work with the supervision of certified volunteers or WSU faculty/staff to plan/conduct tasks and activities.
  • Teen Leader: Works under the guidance of an adult. Helps with activities and events or helps members with their project work.

4-H Volunteers are valued by WSU Extension and the 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H volunteers and extension staff work together as a team.

How Do I Become A 4-H Leader?

Call the 4-H office. Lincoln or (East) Adams adults can contact Karen at 509-659-3209 and/or visit the Volunteer Education Page for application and required training details.

Resources for Volunteers