Volunteer to Help Grow True Leaders!
Join the adult and youth volunteers in Alaska—in addition to the more than 500,000 volunteers nationwide—in supporting 4-H youth and helping them grow into true leaders.
4-H has as many ways for adults and youth leaders to help as it has projects. Most of the volunteer roles fall into a few broad categories. All are opportunities to directly or indirectly support youth in growing and achieving their goals through the 4-H program.
Provides leadership for a group that focuses on one specific project or is organized around a specific activity or need. Your district Extension office has a list of projects and available materials. Project leaders teach young people in a variety of settings: clubs, in-school enrichment programs, after school clubs, camps, etc.
Clover Kids volunteers promote positive development for children ages K-3 through cooperative learning and developmentally appropriate practices. They provide opportunities for youth to practice 5 life skills: self-understanding, social interaction, decision-making, learning to learn, and mastering physical skills.
4-H judges support learning and growth opportunities for youth through the project judging experience at local county fairs. It allows adults to share their expertise with 4-H youth by judging projects that interest to them.
4-H teaches youth skills for life. 4-H provides a safe environment for youth to learn and practice leadership skills in various roles such as officers, committee chairs and members, program developers, event planners, counselors, advisors, mentors, and in other roles they select during their 4-H career.
4-H mentors provide new 4-H volunteers with the support, encouragement, training and personal contact to help them become well-rounded, knowledgeable, confident 4-H volunteers. This position will help produce a solid network of volunteers to enhance our 4-H youth program.
Resource volunteers act as resources for the 4-H program, serving in roles such as event host, chaperones, drivers, council members, and bearers of traditional knowledge.
Provides leadership in helping members and their families determine an annual club plan, the resources needed to carry out the plan and annual enrollment, and serves as a liaison between the club members and the district Extension office. A club may offer a variety of projects involving youth of various ages and several project leaders. Members may come together for activities, service projects and leadership training, and may also meet separately in various project clubs or complete individual projects.
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