Learn About Volunteering
Volunteers help make 4-H possible. Without 4-H volunteers the program would not have the mentors and leaders that Ohio's youth need in order to learn the new skills that 4-H has to offer. With each volunteer comes knowledge, experiences, and skills which can be taught to 4-H youth and shared with the 4-H program "to make the best better." Volunteers and parents are a major reason for 4-H's success in youth development. Since 1902, volunteers have helped the 4-H program develop successful leaders, build young minds, and set the path for 4-Hers to take the world by storm.
Ways to Volunteer
Community Club Advisor
Advise a diverse group of 4-H members, (usually in one geographic area) enrolled in a variety of projects.
Project Club Advisor
Share your skills, talents and special interests in a single project area. For example: clothing, dogs, rabbits, horeses, bicycling, computers, wood working, photography, etc.
Lead children, in grades K-2, through hands-on learning activites, as they develop social skills, learn and grow.
School Enrichment Volunteer
Teach a short-term 4-H curriculum to a class (or classes) of school children.
Short Term Volunteer
Teach a special interest program, and/or assist a 4-H group with a special project.
Serve as a teen leader, camp counselor, and/or a junior fair board member.
Ready to get started?
To become a 4-H volunteer, you will be invited to special training meetings and will receive information and other written materials to help you learn your responsibilities as a volunteer. Your County Extension Educator and current volunteers will mentor you, too. Being an Ohio 4-H volunteer is a great way to give back; it is also a priveldge and responsibility. You can begin the process by reading our volunteer standards of behavior, and completing the application below and then contacting your County Extension Office