Volunteering is fun and rewarding, and enables you to share your experiences with others. Do you like bird watching, cooking, gardening or working with animals? There are many interesting projects and fun things to do in 4-H.
Imagine a young person's satisfaction at learning a new skill, or at doing a job well. Imagine your own satisfaction at watching a young person blossom. You can help our young people as they gain confidence and self-esteem - essential ingredients for happy, productive citizens.
Whether you want to be a club leader or work with kids on a short-term project, there's a role for you in 4-H. Some volunteers are engaged with the program for a long period of time, such as leading a 4-H Club for several years. Others volunteer on a one-time, short-term or even an annual basis, for example, leading the once a month Sparks Club, hosting a one-time workshop, serving as a judge for public presentations or the Essex County Fair. In whatever role you may choose to volunteer, our 4-H office can provide training, resources and support that can help make your volunteer position as rewarding as possible for everyone involved. Learn more in the NYS 4-H Leader Guide
The packet linked below is for enrolling as a Leader or Volunteer in the 4-H year that runs from October 1, 2023 to September 30, 2024.Forms change each year and must be completed on an annual basis. Every three years volunteers will be asked to consent to a criminal background check.
Last updated February 1, 2024