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4-H programs reach out to kids and their families to build skills for life. Your time, knowledge, and heart for youth could make the difference in the quality of life in our community. Adult volunteers play an important role in the 4-H program. Volunteers coordinate local community clubs and help to conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events. Stevens County Extension will provide you with the support and training you will need along the way.

There are many ways to volunteer, just ask!

We are excited to get new volunteers, so please call the WSU Stevens County Extension Office at (509) 684-2588 to discuss becoming a volunteer.

Leaders must also complete 4-H Leader Volunteer on-line training and in-person training. You will be instructed as to how to complete these trainings after your application is complete.

Required application materials can be requested by contacting

Why 4-H Volunteer Leaders

4-H members are helped by adult volunteer leaders. Every 4-H club has one or more adult leaders.

These volunteer leaders:
  • Help teach youth new skills.
  • Help organize the club.
  • Help officers and assist at meetings.
  • Inform parents about 4-H.
There are different kinds of 4-H leaders:
  • General Club Leader: The main club leader and organizer who works with general club meetings.
  • Project Leader: Works with members on their specific project work.
  • Activity Leader: Responsible for one or more activities. Some examples are recreation, record keeping, public presentations or community service activities.
  • Teen Leader: Works under the guidance of an adult. Helps with activities and events or helps members with their project work.

4-H Volunteers are valued by WSU Extension and the 4-H Youth Development Program. 4-H volunteers and extension staff work together as a team.

Thank you to our volunteers!

All WSU Extension Volunteers must log on to the Volunteer Database each month to report hours they worked for any WSU Extension program.

The Volunteer Hours Reporting System is a system for recording the data that the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries requires for WSU to ensure volunteers are indeed working on behalf of the university.

Reporting of volunteer’s hour’s documents coverage for injuries they might sustain and it is also documentation for the liability coverage WSU provides to its volunteers. Additionally, volunteer hours are a powerful reporting tool for WSU Extension to demonstrate the broad-based support for our programming by citizens across Washington State.

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