4-H volunteers (AKA 4-H Leaders) can provide support for one event, one project, multiple projects, for general club organization, or a county/state-wide initiative. It all depends on what you’re interested in and what time you’d like to share with us! There’s a lot of flexibility in how long you volunteer and how often.
Jose is a vet technician who volunteers a few hours a year to teach small animal handling techniques to 4-H members at a club meeting and answer kids’ questions about animals, veterinary science, and animal care careers.
5+ hours/month for 3 months
Emma is a CWU college student who volunteers to plan, prep, and lead 4-H science+art activities, with the help of 4-H staff, one afternoon a month for a spring quarter internship.
Shawna has a 9-year-old who is excited to learn sewing. So she worked with the local 4-H office to start a small 4-H club for her kid and a few new and old friends. Shawna is using 4-H sewing project guidebooks to learn sewing alongside the kids — Learning By Doing! Shawna’s club meets every other week to practice sewing skills and have fun. Club members also sew blankets for a community service project and run a “learn to sew” activity at the county fair.
Kevin is a local sheep producer, 4-H alumni, and has been a 4-H Leader for 15 years. His kids have already graduated out of 4-H, but he enjoys leading activities for local youth. As a General Club Leader, he organizes the club schedule, makes sure information gets to all the club’s families and volunteers, and mentors the sheep members in his club. He also attends monthly council and committee meetings to stay up-to-date and helps teach workshops at the local 4-H sheep clinic each year. His club meets once a month, the sheep members meet an additional time each month.