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Become a 4-H Volunteer

Volunteers are the backbone of the 4-H community. They are caring adults who mentor our youth and provide a supportive environment. There are many different volunteer roles and opportunities to suit an individual’s goals and schedule.

All 4-H Volunteers must complete the certification process, particularly those who are in contact with youth on an ongoing basis. Volunteers must also be at least 18 years of age and not enrolled as a 4-H Youth Member.

The Volunteer Certification Process:

(Steps must be completed in order)

  1. Register your volunteer profile on 4-H Online
  2. Fill out the 4-H Volunteer Interest Form & Application (PDF) and email to or bring/mail to the 4-H office; once the application is received, our office will contact you with information on the following steps
  3. Submit an online criminal background check
  4. Complete the online volunteer education (either self-paced modules or Zoom sessions with a Spokane County 4-H Educator)
    • If you are doing live Zoom sessions and do not see the link on the 4-H calendar, call the 4-H Office to learn when the next scheduled 2-part training will occur (509-477-2160)
    • If you wish to do the self-paced online training, go to WA State 4-H Volunteer Training, and complete “WA State 4-H Volunteer Orientation” and “Put the Child First” (request the enrollment code from the 4-H Office after steps 1 and 2 above are completed)
    • Save the completion certificates and send them to
  5. Verify your GivePulse account (to be used for tracking volunteer hours)

If you have any questions about the process or requirements, or if you need any assistance, please contact our office at 509-477-2160 or You can also find more information on the WA State 4-H Volunteer Training webpage.

Volunteer Roles:

There are several different types volunteer roles to fit your schedule and interests.

Upcoming Volunteer Training Dates:

Please note that the New Volunteer Education sessions are a 2-part series.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Benefits of being a 4-H volunteer

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