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4-H Ambassador

The Selection of Ambassador

Application Requirements:

  1. Applicant Information
  2. Essay Responses
  3. 4-H Resume
  4. Written Evidence of Leadership Experience and Skills
  5. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation:
    1. One letter:  from a 4-H youth member.
    2. Two letters:  from adults who have knowledge of the applicant's leadership experience, skills, and character.  At least one of the letters must be from a 4-H adult volunteer, who has knowledge of the applicant's skills and character demonstrated within 4-H.

Note:  Recommendations may not be from a parent/guardian, sibling or other family member residing in the same household as the applicant.

Ambassador Selection Process:

  1. Review of application packet including application, resume, and references.
  2. Group Interview and/or Presentation and/or Individual Interview.
  3. Notification.

Selection Committee Make-up:

  • At least one member must be a youth member.
  • May include any of the following:
    • 4-H program personnel
    • Current Ambassadors
    • Current Ambassador Coaches
    • County I&R Committee members
    • Community Members
    • Volunteer Management Organization (VMO) designees


County Ambassadors stand out from other 4-Hers because of special attire such as:

  • Lapel pin earned upon appointment and worn during years of service.
  • County-specific County Ambassador uniform (usually a special jacket, polo shirt and/or name tag).

Ambassador Application

Statement of Recommendation Template

Tips for a Successful Interview

Interview Evaluation Rubric