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Become a Leader/Volunteer

4-H members are helped by adult volunteer leaders. Every 4-H club has one or more adult leaders.


These volunteer leaders:

  • Help teach boys and girls.
  • Help organize the club.
  • Help officers and assist at meetings.
  • Inform parents about 4-H.

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 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.

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 at your WSU Ferry County Extension at (509) 775-5225, x1116 or email tammy.folks@wsu.edu if you are interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer, including if you would like to start your own club. We will walk you through the steps.