For Parents and Volunteers
Parents and volunteers are the heart of 4-H. As a caring adult, you can provide encouragement and support of kids in reaching their fullest potential and leading productive lives. Please read our welcome guide, Congratulations–You Have Become a 4-H Parent.
Contact your district office to find out what's happening in 4-H in your area. Want to learn something new, have fun and meet others in your community and beyond? Check out our volunteer application below.
The success of over 13,000 4-H participants in Alaska is due in large part to the parents and volunteers who provide youth with a safe and nurturing environment to learn and feel good about themselves and their communities. A priority for UAF 4-H is to ensure that volunteers receive the help and support they need to be successful as well. This website provides you with links to helpful resources to get started.
Each year one of the 13 western states hosts the conference called Western Region 4-H Volunteer Leaders' Forum (WRLF), a fun and educational event for sharing and learning.
> The 2013 conference information is now available. Hawaii 4-H members, volunteers, faculty and staff are looking forward to seeing you in Hawaii March 21–24, 2013. At the forum you will definitely enjoy the beauty and climate of this place many people only know as paradise. Registration for the forum may be completed by going to www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/wrlf.
The conference site is the Waikiki Beach Marriott and Resort. It is a beautiful hotel located on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. You will need to register at the hotel before you register for the conference so you will have the confirmation code required to avoid the surcharge for those who choose to attend WRLF and stay at another place. Reservations at the Marriott may be made at 800-848-8100 or by using the local number of 808-922-6611. A block of rooms has been reserved for WRLF which you will need to refer to when you register. Give the code "WR4A" to the person taking your reservation.
The 2012 WRLF was themed "4-H Western Rendezvous: Under Cowboy Skies." You can get a taste for the types of activities you will encounter by visiting the 2012 WRLF website.
Plan ahead for Alaska's hosting in 2016 in Fairbanks. Let us know if you are interested in helping out. Contact Deb Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
- Background Check Form
- Media and Information Release Form
- Leader/Volunteer Application (.docx)
- Leader/Volunteer Application (PDF)
- Volunteer Org Leader Position Description
- Volunteer Project Leader Position Description
- Volunteer Resource Leader Description
Share your involvement in 4-H while supporting activities like Statewide Record Book Contest, adult and teen leader volunteer training scholarships, and Alaska’s hosting of the 2016 WRLF to be held in the golden heart city of Fairbanks.
Signs are made of durable yet lightweight foam board, and priced at just $15 each. Make checks payable to SVLO. For more info, contact Nancy Graff, president, at email@example.com.
Club and Project Leader Resources
- Alaska 4-H Volunteer Handbook
- Alaska State 4-H Horse Contest Rules Book
- Essential Elements of the 4-H Experience
- How to start a 4-H club
- Project Codes
- Running a 4-H meeting
Looking for record books? Please visit our 4-H General Forms page.
(see Horse Programming page for Horse Record)