Idaho’s 4-H program wouldn’t exist without its thousands of volunteers. In every part of the state, 4-H volunteers coordinate 4-H community clubs, lead 4-H projects and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state and national 4-H events.
People volunteer in many different ways depending on their interests, skills and time they can devote to 4-H. As a 4-H volunteer you might:
- Lead a 4-H project in a subject area that excites you — forestry, fishing, fashion, foods, farm animals and many more.
- Teach workshops at a summer camp or special event. Share your favorite hobby or skill.
- Judge at the county fair or at livestock events and contests.
- Manage a 4-H community club. Schedule club meetings, train club officers, recruit parents to help out and be the communication link between your club and the UI Extension office.
- Be an Outreach to Military Kids volunteer. Work with local youth groups to plan fun and educational opportunities for youths from military families. Help with family camps.
- Host visiting 4-Hers or their chaperones in your home for a month-long summer stay or for yearlong school exchanges.
- Chaperone 4-Hers on one-month cultural experiences in Norway, Japan, Argentina, Australia or Finland.
- Help with 4-H fundraising. Contact Friends of 4-H to learn more.
- Become a certified shooting sports instructor.
How Do I Start?
Call the University of Idaho Extension office in your county. Talk about volunteer opportunities and learn how to apply to become a 4-H volunteer.
Products and Brand Resources for 4-H
Templates, product ordering and links to U of I resources.
Order products from clothing, awards and curriculum to blankets, stuffed animals and kitchen tools.
4-H National Information
Find out what is happening nationally with 4-H and volunteers. News, materials, research reports, curricula, promotional toolkits and shopping.
Learn the ins and outs of 4-H programming around the country. When in doubt about a 4-H program, check this site for details.
Tie 4-H assets to head, heart, hands and health. This material is available from the University of Iowa.