Be a 4-H Volunteer; YOU Can Make a Difference
People volunteer for 4-H for many reasons. One obvious benefit is to help guide and counsel our country's future citizens and leaders. You'll also grow as a person, develop new leadership skills, meet new friends and have great adventures! 4-H is non-formal education program for boys and girls ages 5-19. Its practical life skills education in science and technology, healthy lifestyles and citizenship can reach any kid ... anywhere ... any time through 4-H clubs, special interest programs, after-school programs and events. 4-H volunteers can capitalize on their strengths and interests in determining when, where and how 4-H "learn-by-doing" activities take place. With the guidance of 4-H volunteers, youth:
Learn through hands on experiences
Prepare, do and share their project work with others
Develop leadership skills
Build connections with others – both youth & adult
Give back to the community
More and more, youth need the values, skills and guidance 4-H offers. As a 4-H volunteer, you are supported by our staff through Cornell University Cooperative Extension.
There are many different roles adult volunteers can play
How to Get Started as a Volunteer
All volunteers begin with a required orientation, background screening and reference checks.In addition, a club management training plus ongoing guidance with 4-H staff are provided.Volunteers are notified about activities coming up through our monthly newsletter, Key Notes. Also the Cornell Cooperative Extension Office is your resource for project materials.
For a Volunteer application contact our office or click here:
Our 4-H volunteers make a difference in Washington County!
Last updated February 16, 2016