4-H Club Organizational Leader Volunteers

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4-H CLUB ORGANIZATIONAL LEADER VOLUNTEERS

The 4-H club organizational leader has regular contact with 4-H members. The organizational leader plans and conducts meaningful, educational experiences. This leader informs and encourages members, parents, and other volunteers to participate in appropriate 4-H opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Necessary skills

  • 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.

Relationships

  • 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.

Requirements

  1. Complete the youth safety screening process
  2. Complete volunteer application
  3. Complete at least 2 hours of training annually
  4. Complete new volunteer training online
  5. Review and sign Activity Worker Guidelines

Time Commitment

  • 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.