4-H clover Volunteer with 4-H

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-3
  • Chaperoning a trip
  • Teaching a topic you know a lot about - once or regularly
  • Leading a 4-H club

Learn about all the ways to volunteer

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

Who can volunteer with 4-H?

Anyone over 18 who cares about young people. You don't need to be a parent or an expert. You will need to complete a background check and have some basic training. 

Learn more and apply

Benefits of volunteering

  • You can share your knowledge with the next generation
  • Build your own skills as you help young people build theirs
  • You will receive regular training and support
  • Grow your network in your community and the University of Minnesota
  • Feel pride in making a big impact in the lives of young people and adults in your community
  • Make a difference!

Why volunteer with 4-H?

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

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