Becoming a 4-H Volunteer Leader
Volunteer leaders are a key component of the 4-H program, which focuses on citizenship, leadership, and life skills development using a "learn-by-doing" educational model. 4-H is unique in its pursuit of effective youth-adult partnerships. These partnerships ensure that both youth and adults grow together in shared responsibility and decision-making. This 4-H volunteer echoes a common sentiment, stating, "As a 4-H leader, I have truly received as much from the program as my children have."
No matter your background or expertise, you can join the 4-H community. As a parent, a project leader, or in any other leadership capacity, you can offer your unique talents and perspectives.
Returning 4-H Volunteer Leader Re-Enrollment
Resources for New Leaders
California State 4-H web site:
For Adult Volunteers
The 4-H Experience Brochure (2003)
Our mission is to help youth to succeed and thrive while advancing academic knowledge in positive youth development.
You can find resources for leading 4-H Projects at: Training Modules
You can find safety information at ANR Environmental Health and Safety 4-H Resources.