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Volunteer with 4-H

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 Scenesenter 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 juliepd@ufl.edu 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?

I am already a Florida 4-H Volunteer…Take me to the 4-H Volunteer Resource Page.

4-H CLUB LEADER QUICK LINKS

National 4-H Shooting Sports

Florida 4-H Policies and Procedures

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

Permanent link to this article: http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu/4hy/4-h-volunteers/