Advise a 4-H member in their project work: help youth identify and set goals, create and implement a plan, and reflect on what they learned and would do differently next time.
Volunteer at an after school program, a summer program, camp program event or club meeting.
Volunteer at a county/parish special event; from set-up or clean-up to serving food or taking registrations, there are a lot of ways to get involved.
Share your hobby/passion – inspire a young person as a guest speaker or 5 short-term instructor. Share your career path – invite a 4-H’er to shadow you for the day. Share your educational path/give a testimonial – how did you get to where you are? (If you are a college student – how did you…
Share your technical skills and knowledge to develop subject matter for curriculum/project sheets. Utilize your professional skills to assist with with creating marketing tools, graphic art, word documents, webpages, videos, online training modules, etc. Intern at your local Extension office with the 4-H program, a great resume builder.
Volunteer at a local fair – be inspired by the talents and creativity of the next generation while promoting the country’s largest positive youth development organization! Work in the food booth or help in the 4-H exhibit hall or at the 4-H show ring.
Assist a youth club leader with organizing meetings, speakers, and other logistics. Assist and/or mentor a 4-H volunteer who is serving as a project leader.
Sit on a local advisory or county governing board to help determine program priorities.
Organize a club, or share your skills by teaching a club meeting workshop, devoted to your area of specialty.
Serve as a judge for 4-H exhibits, competitions or performances, providing encouragement and suggestions for improvement.