Become a 4-H Volunteer!

4-H volunteers are the key to a successful 4-H program. They have the unique ability to provide life changing opportunities for youth. 4-H offers an endless amount of opportunities for volunteers. Discover below how you can become involved and make a difference for the youth in your community, and work with your local 4-H staff to find a volunteer position that is right for you!

What Role is Right for You?

Contact us at 385-268-6531 to find a volunteer position that is right for you! 

General 4-H Club Leader/Organizational Leader
Project Leader
General leaders serve as a club or community club leader by organizing, enrolling, and leading youth involved in the 4-H program. Organizational leaders take the lead in making sure the youth have a positive experience coordinating with other volunteers. Volunteers may choose to lead a club that focuses on one specific project or one that is organized around a specific activity or need. Project leaders use their expertise, whether it is woodworking, computers, cooking, sewing, service,or the environment, to teach young people. If they work with a general/organizational Leader, a project leader’s time commitment is for preparation and time spent teaching the project.
Activity Leader
SPIN Club or Discover 4-H Club Leader
Activity leaders volunteer to organize a 4-H activity or event for young people within the club. Activities and events may include club talks, a fashion revue, a community service project, a hiking trip, a showmanship clinic, a talent show, a shooting sports shoot, or even a fundraising activity. Activity leaders serve within a club and organize short-term activities. Volunteers may choose to lead a club that focuses on a special interest or a Discover 4-H Curriculum that will only last for a short period of time (approximately sixhours). Like a project leader,they use their expertise to teach young people within a short-term club setting.
Camp Event or Volunteer
Short-Term/Episodic Volunteers
Camp or event volunteers are adults who assist with the planning and delivery of USU Extensionhosted camps or events. This group of volunteers includes individuals who volunteer for a short period of time or periodically stepin and assist with specific programs and/or activities.
Leaders' Council/Board Member
Chaperones are adult volunteers who commit themselves to the safety and well-being of the youth participants during a 4-H event or trip. Chaperones are required to participate actively in the program and are trained to practice positive youth-adultpartnerships with youth. Those that participate as a board member or volunteer on the Leaders' Council serve to oversee certain aspects of 4-H programs, e.g., fair boards, advisory boards, fundraising boards, scholarship boards, etc.
Meetings are held every first Thursday of each month. All leaders are encourage to attend. 

As a mentor, you will be matched with a youth (ages 9-15) in Utah County. Mentors are expected to make at least a one year commitment to the program. 4-H Mentoring of Utah County, is a nationally recognized program that began in 2001, and is operated through Utah State University. Mentors act as a role model, guide and friend. Click here for more information.