4-H students are leaders. They pursue passions.
They solve problems and tackle everyday challenges.
And YOU are the key to their success!
Every child has the potential to be a true leader. However, kids today say they are missing experiences that grow the life skills they need – like confidence, responsibility, independence and compassion. It is a serious problem now that will lead to a severe leadership void in the years to come – impacting communities across America, and nearly every industry and sector. Volunteers play a vital role developing and mentoring 4-H youth, leading local clubs, and running events.
You decide the level of involvement that fits your skills and schedule, such as:
- Lead community clubs, school-based or after-school programs and camp settings
- Serve as chaperone, board member, event judge or camp counselor.
- Create community service opportunities for youth in your area
- Work with other adults to create fun and exciting programs
No experience necessary – we’ll train you! But you must be at least 18 years old – or 21 years old to chaperone overnight trips – and pass a criminal background check. Based on your specific role, we’ll let you know what level of training you may need, such as completion of Child Protection Training.
What are the steps to becoming a 4-H volunteer?
Whether you want to give an hour or a year, 4-H has an opportunity for you! To become a 4-H volunteer, you can either:
- Contact the Outagamie County Extension Office at 920-832-5121
- Fill out and submit the web form on this page
The 4-H program coordinator will follow up with you about next steps in the volunteer enrollment process. This includes an application process where the program coordinator will get to know your interests and talents, as well as a background check.