4-H Volunteer Leader Resources

Volunteer with 4-H

Volunteers make a difference in our programs! Volunteering is fun and rewarding, and enables you to share your experiences with others.

Imagine a young person's satisfaction at learning a new skill, or at doing a job well. You can help our young people as they gain confidence and self-esteem - essential ingredients for happy, productive citizens.

Whether you want to be a club leader or work with kids on a short-term project, there's a role for you in 4-H. Many volunteer roles involve working directly with youth while others do not. Some volunteers are engaged with the program for a long period of time, such as leading a 4-H Club for several years. Others volunteer on a one-time, short-term or even an annual basis, for example, volunteering at a special interest workshop, serving as a judge for public speaking or for an event with 4-H members at the Ontario County Fair. In whatever role you may choose to volunteer, our 4-H office can provide training, resources and support that can help make your volunteer position as rewarding as possible for everyone involved.

Prospective volunteers complete the forms listed below. In addition, those who volunteer to work directly with youth will be asked to consent to a criminal background screening at Cooperative Extension's expense, as a means of ensuring the safety and security both of our volunteers and of the people we serve through our programs.

Please complete the volunteer application and 4-H adult volunteer enrollment packet and return them to our office. Questions? Call or email the contact person listed at the bottom of this page.  

4-H Leader Enrollment Packets

4-H Leader Handbooks

4-H Club Forms & Risk Management


Sarah Wilhelm
4-H Resource Educator
585.394.3977 x 428

Last updated September 16, 2019