You are more than just a volunteer in 4-H -- you are instrumental in inspiring the next generation. 4-H programs look to volunteers to help our young people learn the skills they need to prepare for their futures while also having fun! In 4-H, you can help youth have opportunities to master life challenges, cultivate independence with guidance from caring adults, gain a sense of belonging within a positive group, and share a spirit of generosity with others.
As a 4-H Volunteer, You Can . . .
- Lead youth within school-based, after-school, and camp settings and in community clubs
- Serve as a chaperone, board member, judge, or camp counselor
- Develop and support community service opportunities for youth to make a difference in their communities
- Teach youth using research-based university curricula
- Work with other adults to create fun, new programs for youth
Share Your Interests
If you are interested in leading a project-based club, you can share your expertise to provide young people with learning opportunities as varied as rocketry, GPS mapping, public speaking, agricultural science, photography, community service, and so much more.
Using research-based 4-H project curriculum, you will have the resources to learn as you teach. Either way, you will have the support you need from your local Virginia Cooperative Extension office.
You can also create a new project-based club and invite other youth and adults to join you in learning about that topic in your community.
Join with Your Family
Interested in joining 4-H with your children? Families involved in 4-H report that they work better together by scheduling time to focus on developing communication skills, setting goals, and experiencing family-wide learning opportunities.
We Need 4-H Volunteers
- Commonly Used Forms
- Vounteer Leader's Training (PPT)
- 4-H Secretary's Record Book
- 4-H Treasurer's Record Book
- Club Accident Insurance
Volunteer Leader's Manual
- Program Overview (PDF)
- The 4-H Way (PDF)
- 4-H Projects & Curriculum (PDF)
- Communication (PDF)
- Club Organization (PDF)
- Club Leadership (PDF)
- Club Administration (PDF)
- 4-H Club Officers (PDF)
- The Club Meeting (PDF)
- 4-H Activities and Events (PDF)
- Community Service and Recreation (PDF)
- Evaluation, Recognition, and Awards (PDF)