- Understand the spirit of 4-H and implement a program which aligns with positive youth development.
- Provide the four needs of children: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
- Promote interest and participation in all aspects of the 4-H program.
- Complete enrollment forms and other paperwork as requested.
- Advise 4-H members concerning the recruitment of new members, selection of projects, training club officers, participation in activities and events, meeting times, and programs.
- Involve members and parents in developing club projects, community service, social events, and 4-H programs.
- Recruit, train, and involve co-leaders, project leaders, parents, and teen leaders.
- Serve as primary communication link between county Extension staff and the club.
- Ability and desire to work with youth and care for their safety and well-being.
- Ability to organize materials and information.
- Ability to teach and motivate youth while nurturing decision-making skills, responsibility, and leadership.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Willingness to become familiar with 4-H philosophy, programs, and guidelines.
- Will work with youth, but parents can/should be involved in 4-H projects as 4-H is a family affair.
- Will work cooperatively and communicate with county Extension staff, project leaders, and teen leaders.
- Complete the youth safety screening process
- Complete volunteer application
- Complete at least 2 hours of training annually
- Complete new volunteer training online
- Review and sign Activity Worker Guidelines
- Minimum commitment is one 4-H year.
- Time required is estimated at 6-12 meetings per year plus preparation time for each meeting.
- Assist with county events if desired.