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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

For Volunteers & Leaders

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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. Garfield 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 Garfield County Extension Office at (509) 843-3701 to discuss becoming a volunteer. The process to becoming a 4-H Volunteer includes:

  1. A 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.

Return the completed 4-H Volunteer application packet to the Garfield County Extension Office at, P.O. Box 190, Pomeroy, WA 99347, or visit us in our building located at 757 Main Street, Pomeroy, WA 99347, right next to the courthouse.

Follow this link to find the required application materials.


Spring 4-H Continuing Volunteer Education Classes Set for March 20th!

Snohomish County 4-H will facilitate a series of Spring Continuing Volunteer Education Classes on Saturday, March 20, 2021. These classes are open to all Extension programs statewide. Classes to be offered are:

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Group Basics 

12:00 p.m.  Group Agreements (Please join at 11:45 if you are not familiar with Zoom annotation tools).

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Peer Consultation

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Conflict Management

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Delegation

Be an Amazing Resource to Teens: Facilitate the Awesome! – FREE

Facilitate the Awesome is a series of 5 workshops intended to build important skills in adults who are helping teens achieve their highest potential. This training revolves around using the essential elements of positive youth development in developmentally empowering ways with adolescents.

The 5 Workshops Will Cover:

  • The What and Why of Positive Youth Development
  • Adolescent Development: implications of current Research
  • Empowering Teens: Motivating Teens with Positive Youth Development Models
  • Key Elements of Teen Programming: How to support Strengths-Based Programming
  • Encouraging Safe & Inclusive Behaviors in Teens: Decision-Making & Risk Management

Each training is approximately 1.5 hours. The interactive Spring 2021 series will be offered on Zoom

  • Thursdays 4/1-4/29, Hosts: Ashley & Gary
  • Wednesdays 4/7-5/5, Hosts: Jennifer & Mike
  • Mondays 4/12-5/10, Hosts: Donna & Kelly
  • Thursdays 4/15-5/13, Hosts: Missy & Pam


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Thank you to our volunteers!

Sheree Ledgerwood
In recognition of 29 years of dedicated service to Washington State University and Garfield County Extension 4-H Development Program as a 4-H Volunteer Leader!

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