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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being conducted consistent with the latest official state guidance. WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers are following protocols for vaccination, masking, distancing and hygiene. If this office is not open to the public, we are available during normal business hours via email, phone, and web conference.

Become a Volunteer

Your timeknowledge 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.



There are a variety of leadership roles:

  • General Club Leader
  • Project Leader (responsible for leading the educational/activity component of projects within the club)
  • Activity Leader (responsible for leadership of various club activities including fund raising, record keeping, community service, etc.)
  • Resource Volunteer (assists with various 4-H events, fund raisers, etc., has no direct supervision of, or unsupervised access to, 4-H youth)
  • Administrative Volunteers (responsible for overall organization and leadership of general program areas, organization of county-wide events, etc.)

Adults interested in becoming volunteer leaders should contact the 4-H office to start the application and screening process. New 4-H clubs can be started anytime throughout the year.

Want to start a club or help with an existing club? Download the volunteer application and reference form, email completed forms to, or drop off or mail the completed forms to the Thurston County 4-H office and let’s get started!

4-H Volunteer How To
4-H Volunteer Application
Volunteer Reference Form