Volunteers...The Heart of 4-H!
The greatness of 4-H is found within the power that volunteers and parents have to change the lives of youth. 4-H volunteer leaders and parents work with and support youth in their development of various skills, enabling them to reach their fullest potential and lead productive lives.
A Parent’s Role in 4-H
Your child needs your encouragement to get them started in 4-H and to keep them involved in the program through their teen years. You can help if you:
- Share: Take interest, look, listen and offer suggestions, but avoid the temptation to “take over” and do things yourself.
- Prepare: Help your child value having their projects, duties, and presentations done right and on time.
- Be There: Parents are part of 4-H, too. You are welcome and very needed. Lend a hand where you can. Volunteer!
- Care: Support your child’s participation and abide by the policies set by the 4-H Youth Development Program.
- 4-H is FUN!
- Most people volunteer for 4-H because they enjoy working with kids.
- To make a positive contribution to youth.
- So that a young person's future can be shaped in the positive environment of 4-H, recognizing that young people are the future.
- To obtain training from USU Extension in youth and leadership development.
- For your personal development skills pertaining to projects, leadership, teaching, and organization.
4-H Ethics Statement
- I will be worthy of trust, honor and confidence
- I will respect all people, including myself
- I will be responsible, accountable; self disciplined (in pursuit of excellence)
- I will be just, fair and open
- I will be caring in my relationships with others
- I will be a contributing and law abiding citizen
- I understand that all my choices and decision affect others.
Remember, no previous experience is necessary, just the desire to have fun and learn together as a club.
- Ideas and suggestions
- Types of Volunteers
- How do I get involved
- Application forms
- Online Volunteer Training
Utah State University Extension is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and educational organization. We offer our programs to persons regardless of age, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability.
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 84322-4900.