Volunteering with Chelan & Douglas County 4-H
“Volunteers are the Heart of 4-H” is a very true statement.
There are many roles and different levels of involvement, but it takes them all to support our 4-H members with a strong program. Positive youth-adult partnerships provide a safe environment, physically and emotionally. Adults may volunteer to participate as a leader in a traditional 4-H club or to participate in a variety of other opportunities that are available. Volunteer leaders are provided with training and leadership materials to help guide youth through their 4-H projects.
- 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
How to Volunteer
- Complete and turn-in the complete 4-H Volunteer Application packet
- Talk with our Chelan-Douglas Counties 4-H Coordinator (509) 667-6540 for further explanation and placement.
- Attend a “Adult Volunteer Training” class
- Get Involved
- Chelan County Leaders’ Council Meetings are the first Monday of the month
- Chelan County 4-H Leaders’ Council By-Laws
- Douglas County Leaders’ Council Meetings are the first Tuesday of the month.
- Douglas County 4-H Leaders’ Council Constitution
- Report volunteer hours