Become a 4-H Volunteer!
- See the best in your community!
- Share your skills and gain new ones!
- Make memories and friendships!
As an affiliate of Washington State University, our state’s land grant university, you benefit from:
- WSU Extension resources and curriculum
- Training relevant to your 4-H responsibilities and to life
- WSU liability coverage and L&I insurance while volunteering
Apply To Volunteer Now
Take the first step towards becoming a 4-H volunteer. Complete the WSU 4-H Volunteer Application online, or print it and send it in. If you are involved with a club or program, submit your application to the supervising volunteer. Otherwise, submit it to the 4-H office. Once we receive your application, we will contact you for any further information. email@example.com
WSU Extension, Snohomish County 4-H
6705 Puget Park Dr.
Snohomish, WA 98296
Looking for all of the volunteer application documents? Volunteer Application Documents (Website).
Sharing your time and talents can be rewarding beyond expectation. Volunteering with 4-H will help to enrich a child’s life as well as contribute to the future of your community. No matter how much time you have to give, 4-H has a place for YOU.
One-time, Date-Specific Opportunities
- Assist with event registrations, space setup, etc.
- Office Assistance: Prepare outreach kits and supplies, make buttons
- Assist with fund raising opportunities–Annual Train Show!
- Teach a workshop for youth (sewing, creative arts, animal health, robotics…)
- Serve as a judge for Public Presentations or Record Books
- Represent 4-H at recruiting and informational events
- Serve on a committee or ad-hoc task force
- Lead a committee for a specific club or program
- Plan or implement 4-H events
- Facilitate club activities (i.e. fund raising, social activities, awards celebrations, etc.)
- START a club for kids, LEAD a project, TEACH youth skills…
- Serve on an advisory group for 4-H (e.g. 4-H Council (website))
- Partner with youth to implement shows, trainings, and events
- Be an advocate for youth and youth issues
No matter how much time you have to give – 4-H has a place for YOU.
The below link is not an exhaustive list of employers that offer matching gifts for volunteer time or donations. Please inquire at your employer’s HR department to be sure.
Volunteers are provided a quality, comprehensive training program, E.V.O.L.V.E. (pdf), that helps you to work with and teach youth in many different interest-related areas that we call programs. Topics range from new club orientation to effective group leadership.
To see all requirements and supplemental education opportunities for volunteers, see: Volunteer Education Chart (pdf)
Volunteer Class Notes
Notes are posted briefly after classes are concluded.
- Including Youth with Special Needs (website/video) : a recording of an e-class from the 2015 Western Region Leaders Forum)
Continuing Education Opportunities
- Report your volunteer hours (website/database)
- Washington State 4-H Program (website)
- Volunteer Releases and Agreements (from 4HOnline)
- Washington State 4-H Publications (website)
- 4-H.org (website)
- 4Hvolunteersusa.org (website)
- National 4-H Council (website)