Types of 4-H Volunteer Positions

There are several volunteer opportunities available for those who want to devote their time and talents to helping Marion County’s 4-H youth. Click on each position to view a job description.

  • Club Project/Activity Advisor – These volunteers help in a traditional community club with various projects and/or club activities.
  • Club Cloverbud Advisor – These volunteers help lead Cloverbud programming in the countywide Cloverbud club.
  • Club Organizational Advisor – These are the volunteers that lead and organize a traditional community club.
  • Program Volunteer – These volunteers serve at the county-level with SPIN Clubs, specific project committees, or County 4-H Advisory Council.


Application Process

Before you can assist as a 4-H volunteer, you must complete the application steps listed below.

  1. Read the letter to potential 4-H Volunteers – Cover Letter
  2. Read the position description (listed above) for the type of volunteer position you are seeking.
  3. Submit a 4-H Volunteer Application to the Marion County Extension Office
  4. Obtain a background check. You must print and take the BCI sheet with you to complete your background check properly. If you have had a BCI check within the last 6 months for the reason of care of children, you can request that BCI send a copy of the report to OSU using this request form. Cost for sending a copy is around $8.
  5. Schedule an interview with the 4-H Extension Educator either by calling the office or email.
  6. Attend the New Volunteer Orientation and Protecting Minors Trainings listed below:
    • Thursday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Prospect Room of the County Building

If you have any questions about the volunteer screening process, please contact our office.