Volunteers help make 4-H possible. Without 4-H volunteers the program would not have the mentors and leaders that Ohio's youth need in order to learn the new skills that 4-H has to offer. With each volunteer comes knowledge, experiences, and skills which can be taught to 4-H youth and shared with the 4-H program "to make the best better." Volunteers and parents are a major reason for 4-H's success in youth development. Since 1902,  volunteers have helped the 4-H program develop successful leaders, build young minds, and set the path for 4-Hers to take the world by storm.

If you’re looking to get involved in the 4-H program as a 4-H volunteer, you must complete the following packet no later than October 31. Or, if you are planning to start a new club, we would appreciate, if you would return your advisor packet to our office no later than October 1.


Ways to Volunteer

Cloverbud Advisor

Lead children, in grades K-2, through hands-on learning activites, as they develop social skills, learn and grow

Cloverbud Volunteer Packet

Community Club Advisor

Advise a diverse group of 4-H members, (usually in one geographic area) enrolled in a variety of projects.

4-H Club Organizational Volunteer Packet

Project Club Advisor

Share your skills, talents and special interests in a single project area. For example: clothing, dogs, rabbits, horeses, bicycling, computers, wood working, photography, etc.

Project & Activity 4-H Club Volunteer Packet

School Enrichment Volunteer

Teach a short-term 4-H curriculum to a class (or classes) of school children. Contact the Extension Office for more details.

Short Term Volunteer

Teach a special interest program, and/or assist a 4-H group with a special project. Contact the Extension Office for more details.