How will you inspire the next generation?
4-H volunteers are essential to help youth make the most of a wide variety of learning experiences. As a volunteer, you can share your personal interests and expertise in a variety of subjects including gardening, shooting sports, robotics, animal science, sewing/crafting, public speaking, foods and nutrition, and much more. In 4-H, you can leverage your experience and skills to help a young person find their own passions and interests.
You decide your level of involvement to fit your schedule:
- Lead youth in a community or project club, afterschool program, camp, or school group
- Serve as a chaperone, board member, judge, or camp counselor
- Develop and support service opportunities for youth to learn caring and compassion in your community
- Work with other volunteers to create fun and exciting programs to help youth in your community reach their full potential
Judge – Youth Fair entries, 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest
Virtual – manage Facebook posts and albums, write website posts
Reporter – write news articles, take pictures and send to local news media
Fundraiser – help raise funds and in-kind donations
Club Leader – work with youth monthly in a club setting
Guest Speaker/Instructor – talk to youth about your interests
Behind the Scenes – enter survey data, organize materials and supplies
SpIn Leader – teach youth about a Special Interest topic for a shorter time period
So, how do I become a 4-H volunteer?
1. Decide that you want to help kids grow and explore their futures.
2. Check out some volunteer experiences and roles with Florida 4-H.
3. Contact Julie at 638-6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about 4-H in your county and discuss the possibilities.
4. Choose a volunteer role and complete a Volunteer Screening Packet – http://florida4h.org/volunteers/screening/volunteerpacket.pdf
What kind of instruction or training will I receive?
- Orientation and training is completed either face to face or online.
- Make a Difference Monday 4-H Volunteer Training
- Face to face training sessions are held monthly beginning in September.
- You can also connect via webinar from your personal computer, smartphone and tablet. Type x.co/mad4h in your web browser.
- See the 4-H Calendar for Make a Difference Monday face to face/webinar training dates and times.
What if I’m unable to attend the face to face/webinar session?
- You can access recorded sessions on the Make A Difference Monday website one week after the scheduled session.
I am already a Florida 4-H Volunteer…Take me to the 4-H Volunteer Resource Page.
4-H CLUB LEADER QUICK LINKS
Digitized 4-H Emblem (external site – no endorsement implied or intended)
4-H Age Divisions:
Cloverbud – 5-7 years old
Junior – 8-10 years old
Intermediate – 11-13 years old
Senior – 14-18 years old