Frequently Asked Questions


How can I become involved?

If you know what type of volunteer you'd like to be, fill out the application available on this website (left sidebar) and send it in. We will contact you for more information to get you started!

If you aren't sure what type of opportunity for volunteering is best for you, please reach out! We are happy to see how our program can meet your interest and time availability.

Do I have to have children to be a 4-H volunteer leader?
No. 4-H volunteer leaders simply need to enjoy spending time with children and youth, and be willing to help them learn and develop.

Do I have to know a lot about a subject to be a leader?
No. Volunteer leaders solicit help from other volunteers. In addition, volunteer leaders can attend training to help them feel more comfortable and knowledgeable in specific areas. Our 4-H Office also has curricula and other information on many subjects, and can help you identify activities and opportunities for your club or project.

Do I have to organize my own 4-H club, or can I help out with an existing one?
No. Just let the 4-H office know what you are interested in and the amount of time you have available, so we can direct you to the perfect volunteer opportunity (short or long-term).

Is there a cost involved?
There are no costs involved in becoming a 4-H volunteer leader!

What about background screening?
Those who volunteer to work directly with youth will be asked to consent to a sex offender and criminal background screening at Cooperative Extension's expense, as a means of ensuring the safety and security both of our volunteers and of the people we serve through our programs.

Whom do I contact?
Call the contact on this page for more information on how to become a Volunteer 4-H Leader.

Last updated February 25, 2020