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For Leaders & Volunteers

Become a Volunteer

We have a strong need for caring, mentoring adults in the Wahkiakum 4-H program. 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. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities depending on your time and interest; including club leaders, chaperones for local and state events, project leaders to lend expertise, and fair volunteers.  Volunteers are asked to fill out an application and to attend a short orientation to the Wahkiakum 4-H program.  Please contact Shari Parker at the Extension office for details on how to apply.

Shari Parker, Grants and Office Coordinator,

25 River Street, Suite E
PO Box 278
Cathlamet, WA 98612


How to Volunteer as a Leader:

These volunteer leaders:
  • Help teach boys and girls.
  • 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.