You Are the Spark!
We are glad you are considering being a volunteer with 4-H! The 4-H program reaches out to kids and their families to build skills for life. Check us out! 4-H has a hundred different hands-on projects to offer.
Your time, knowledge and heart for youth could make a big difference in the quality of life in your community. Washington State University Extension will provide you the support and training you’ll need along the way. You will be a valued partner in helping grow kids.
Types of Volunteers
There are four types of Volunteers. You can volunteer as more than one type of volunteer for numerous clubs!
a) Activity Leader – This is the “I want to help do basics things” level of volunteering. (Gives leadership to an event or activity within a club or short-term group ⇒ 4-H Policy, 7.3.1., p. 18)
b) Project Leader – This is “I want to lead a group of youth in our club in a project area like cooking, horse, air rifles, or robotics, but I do not want to lead the whole club,” level of volunteering. (Leads a specific project or curriculum within a club/group ⇒ 4-H Policy, 7.3.1, p. 18)
c) General/Organizational Leader – This is the “I am willing to organize and lead a 4-H Club” level of volunteering. (Assumes primary responsibility for a club/group ⇒ 4-H Policy, 7.3.1, p. 18)
d) 4-H Service Leader or 4-H County Program Leader – This is what we collectively refer to in Klickitat County as a “Resource Leader.” It is the “I want to engage in and support 4-H, but don’t necessarily want to be active at the club level” of volunteering. (⇒ 4-H Policy, 7.3.1, p. 18)