Volunteer to Help Grow True Leaders:
A 4-H volunteer is many things – mentor, advisor, friend, teacher, referee, coach, role model, pacesetter and much more. Most importantly, a 4-H leader genuinely cares about young people and wants to help them learn and grow. As a 4-H volunteer, you are important to help our youth “learn-by-doing”. You will work side-by-side with 4-H youth in youth-adult partnerships, where you grow together in shared responsibility and decision-making.
What do 4-H Volunteers do?
- Teach young people important skills
- Help plan and conduct events
- Work in partnership (adults and youth) to lead 4-H clubs, activities, and events
- Supports and creates community service opportunities
- Shares their knowledge and interests with young people
- Chaperone camps, field trips, contests and leadership conferences
- Recruit other volunteers
- Develop and evaluate 4-H youth development programs
- Contribute by promoting and supporting 4-H
Leadership in 4-H doesn’t depend on the amount of knowledge you have about a project. It relies on your willingness to help youth learn.
While a young member’s project might be photography, horses or sewing, the leader’s project is always the YOUTH. Leadership is the ability to get along with people; to tackle a job and see it through.
4-H volunteers are valued partners and the key to the success of a member’s learning, experience and continuing interest in 4-H.
Benefits of Volunteering:
In addition to growing and empowering youth, 4-H volunteers benefit from their involvement by:
- Building new friendships.
- Forming connections with youth.
- Improving your community and making a difference!
- Gaining leadership.
- Building and developing new passions.
- Creating positive change in youth and your community.
- Enhancing and growing your own skills as you help young people build theirs.
- Creating a lasting legacy.
- Sharing your knowledge and expertise with new generations.
Who can be a Volunteer?
Anyone over 18 who cares about making a difference in the lives of young people! You don’t have to be a parent or an expert. You will need to complete a background check and attend basic trainings provided by Chaffee Extension.
Volunteer Position Descriptions:
How to I become a 4-H Volunteer:
Come volunteer for Chaffee County 4-H! Check out our Volunteer Enrollment page to learn more about the process of becoming a 4-H Volunteer. You can also contact your local 4-H agent.