Become a 4-H Volunteer
To volunteer, previous 4-H Youth Development experience is not necessary. The most important qualifications are:
- a desire to work with young people to help them learn new things and gain life skills,
- provide youth positive experiences in a safe and welcoming environment, and
- be at least 18 years of age.
Ways to Volunteer
In 4-H there are many ways to volunteer.
- All volunteers work with youth and adult volunteers in offering a positive youth development experience for young people.
- Volunteer opportunities include Activity/Event Volunteer, Adult Advisor/Chaperone, Club Enrollment Coordinator, Club Leader, Committee Volunteer, and Project Leader.
All adult volunteers are required to complete the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Protection program, which includes:
- a background check for arrest and conviction records,
- participation in a new volunteer orientation (Volunteers in Preparation Training),
- annually sign the UW-Madison Extension Volunteer Behavior Expectations, and
- complete the Mandated Reporter Training.