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The role of the volunteer 4-H teen leader is an important part to the 4-H program. The teen leader is given the responsibility to assist with a 4-H club or special interest project. Nebraska 4-H looks to the teen leaders for program suggestions and guidance in the needs of our youth.


  • Understand the spirit of 4-H and implement a program which aligns with positive youth development.
  • Serve in a leadership role at the local, county, district, or state levels.
  • Assume responsibilities for 4-H activities, groups, or clubs.
  • Gain experience and thus develop more leadership abilities.

Necessary Skills

  • Ability and desire to work with youth.
  • Ability to organize materials and information.
  • Have the skills and knowledge to teach within the project area.
  • Willingness to become familiar with the programs available through Nebraska 4-H.


  • Will work primarily 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 Extensions staff, organizational leaders, and project leaders.

Time Commitment

  • Time required is estimated at approximately 6-12 meetings a year plus preparation time for each meeting.

Assistance Available

  • 4-H curriculum and project resources
  • Leader training sessions
  • Extension staff, organization leaders, and project leaders


To get started volunteering with Nebraska 4-H, you must first complete the volunteer screening process. To initiate the screening, please contact your local Extension office to request an invitation. They will need your name and email address. 

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