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Volunteer with 4-H


4-H programs reach out to kids and their families to build skills for life. Your time, knowledge, and heart for youth could make the difference in the quality of life in our community. Adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs, and help to conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. Columbia County Extension will provide you with the support and training you will need along the way.

There are many ways to volunteer, just ask! Some ways to volunteer include becoming a 4-H Leader. You can serve as a leader by:

  • 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 or community service activities.
  • Teen Leader: Works under the guidance of an adult. Helps with activities and events or helps members with their project work.

We are excited to get new volunteers, so please call the WSU Coumbia County Extension Office at (509) 382-4741 to discuss becoming a volunteer. The process to becoming a 4-H Volunteer includes:

  1. Washington State 4-H enrollment form.
  2.  A Volunteer Application which gives us permission to do a Washington State Patrol background check.
  3. A Volunteer Agreement form.

Leaders must also complete 4-H Leader Volunteer on-line training and in-person trainings. You will be instructed as to how to do these trainings after your application is complete.

Required application materials can be found here.

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