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4-H clover Volunteering with 4-H

Become a volunteer

Anyone age 18+ who cares about young people can volunteer. You don't need to be a parent or an expert.

Find out more and volunteer

4-H Volunteer Resource Center

The 4-H Volunteer Resource Center contains tools, materials and training for current 4-H volunteers. 

Go to volunteer resources

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events. Check out other 4-H events.

Ways to volunteer

  • One-time volunteering, such as helping out at a 4-H event
  • Leading the youngest 4-H'ers — Cloverbuds in grades K-2
  • Chaperoning a trip
  • Teaching a topic you know a lot about — once or regularly
  • Leading a 4-H club

For some volunteer roles, you will need to complete a background check and have some basic training.

Learn about all the ways to volunteer.

To find out about volunteer needs in your area, contact your local 4-H office.

Benefits of volunteering

Volunteering with 4-H benefits the young people, the community, and you, the volunteer. 

4-H is unique

  • Youth learn how to solve problems, make decisions and communicate ideas.
  • We are the largest youth organization in Minnesota.
  • Our methods are backed by university research.
  • All learning is project-based; 4-H'ers learn by doing.
  • Our volunteers receive ongoing training and support.

Learn more about 4-H


To volunteer in your local area, contact your local 4-H office

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