Ways to volunteer
- One-time volunteering, such as helping out at a 4-H event
- Leading the youngest 4-H'ers such as Cloverbuds in grades K-2
- Chaperoning a 4-H trip
- Teaching a topic you know a lot about
- Leading a 4-H club or project area such as Shooting sports, Engineering Design, or Animal science projects
Who can volunteer?
Anyone 19+ who cares about young people can volunteer. You don't need to be a parent or an expert!
Benefits of volunteering
Volunteering with 4-H benefits the young people, the community and you -- the volunteer.
- Pass 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!
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
New 4-H Volunteers
New 4-H Volunteers will need to complete a paper enrollment form, background check, orientation, and participate in the Safety of Minors training.
Re-Enroll as a 4-H Volunteer
You can re-enroll online or complete a paper copy.