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Become a 4-H Volunteer

Program Contact: Wendy Waxman Kern, 4-H Program Coordinator
360-370-7662 •

Becoming a 4-H Volunteer

Make a lasting positive impact on a young person’s life and become a 4-H volunteer!

San Juan County is very fortunate to have a wide variety of talented people in our community. Have you ever thought of sharing your talents with our local youth? If you have a hobby or interest that you enjoy, more than likely there will be a child who can learn from you. Maybe you are an engineer and would like to start a rocketry club. Perhaps as an adult you want to learn how to knit – why not get some kids together and start a club? You don’t have to be an expert on a topic, because the “Learn by Doing” philosophy of 4-H is applicable to children as well as the adults who lead. If you enjoy working with youth, 4-H needs you. Experience with 4-H is not necessary to become a volunteer. Volunteer training workshops make it easy and fun to learn everything you need to know to become involved.

In 4-H you control the level of volunteer time and commitment that works for you. We are a fully flexible youth organization where you can fit in easily. The application process to become a leader is simple and includes a state and national background check for working with youth.

Some examples of 4-H volunteers are:

  • General Organizational Leaders who assume primary responsibility for a 4-H group. The main club leaders.
  • Resource Leaders who serve a club or individual as a source of expertise, an advisor, a leader of volunteers, or other resource capacity.
  • Activity Leaders who give leadership to an event or activity within a club or group.
  • Project Leaders who lead a specific project or curriculum within a club or group.

Please call the 4-H Program Coordinator at (360) 370-7662 to learn more about volunteering opportunities.