- Understand the spirit of 4-H and implement a program which aligns with positive youth development
- Attend 4-H Council meetings and participate in Council activities
- Become acquainted with the 4-H and youth program and plan methods by which 4-H can best help youth.
- Serve as a member of work groups and task forces.
- Make contacts with business, organizations, committees, and individuals on behalf of the 4-H program (friends of 4-H).
- Attend various 4-H and youth functions to evaluate their benefits and results.
- Help determine and make final decisions on county 4-H policy within the guidelines and policies of the state program.
- Assist the county Extension staff on long and short-term program planning to establish a balanced program for 4-H youth to include needs analysis, setting priorities, and evaluation.
- Help in preparing a budget necessary for executing a well-balanced program.
- Help plan, conduct, and manage (if necessary) in conjunction with leaders and youth, a fundraising program necessary for needs expressed in the budget.
- Serve as an advocate for Extension and the 4-H program in the community and with stakeholders.
- Ability to understand and express 4-H program concerns.
- Stay current with the concerns of youth and the way they spend their time.
- Other members of the county 4-H Council
- County and area Extension staff and district youth specialists
- Various key leaders in community and business organizations
- Other 4-H volunteers
- The length of 4-H Council membership, as determined by the county 4-H Council constitution and bylaws.
- Members are expected to attend all meetings annually plus additional time on special committees as assigned.
- Members are expected to attend and help with Council sponsored events. Other 4-H activities may require attendance by Council members.