What is a 4-H Volunteer? 

Volunteers and parents help make 4-H possible. Without 4-H volunteers and parents the program would not have the mentors and leaders that 4-Hers need in order to learn the new skills that 4-H has to offer youth. With each volunteer comes knowledge, experiences, and skills which can be taught to 4-H youth and shared with the 4-H program "to make the best better." Volunteers and parents are a major reason for 4-H's success in youth development. Ohio 4-H works with a variety of individuals, with differing interests, skills and abilities, as 4-H volunteers. Since 1902, parents and volunteers have helped the 4-H program develop successful leaders, build young minds, and set the path for 4-Hers to take the world by storm.

4-H Volunteers must adhere to the Ohio State University Extension Volunteer Selection Policies & Procedures

Position Descriptions: 

Standards of Behavior DOWNLOAD: PDF

Becoming a 4-H Volunteer 

New Volunteer Enrollment Application (CLICK HERE) - Due by January 31, 2023

New Volunteer Enrollment Packet DOWNLOAD: PDF

  • Please download and complete the forms included in the package above, and follow the instructions included in the cover letter. Return items to Maddie Allman, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator at allman.68@osu.edu or by mail to Jackson County OSU Extension, 17 Standpipe Rd. Jackson, OH 45640. 
  • Need help enrolling in 4-H Online? Check out our 4-H Online & FairEntry Help Page here
  • Questions? Contact 4-H Educator, Maddie Allman at allman.68@osu.edu | (740) 286-5044

Returing Volunteer Enrollment Instructions can be found here

Jackson County 4-H Volunteer Background Check Information DOWNLOAD: PDF

Trips & Opportunities

2023 Ohio 4-H Conference / 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

  • Registrations due by February 1st

Club Advisors

Ohio 4-H Clubs Advisors Handbook DOWNLOAD: PDF

Advisor Enrollment Form DOWNLOAD: PDF

Jackson County 4-H Volunteer Background Check Information DOWNLOAD: PDF

Advisor Standards of Behavior DOWNLOAD: PDF

Advisor Policies and Requirements DOWNLOAD: PDF

Club Management Resources, Policies, & Procedures

Club Finances & Fundraising Guidance | Club Financial Management at a Glance

Honor Club Score Sheet DOWNLOAD: PDF

Other Forms & Applications

2022 Fundraising Order Form: Coming Soon!

2023 Project Book Order Form DOWNLOAD: PDF (Fillable)

Presentations and Resources

Utilizing Volunteers to Bridge the Gap When Budgets are Cut  DOWNLOAD: PDF

Making Meetings Fun: