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, Due by January 31, 2024

Returing Volunteer Enrollment Instructions can be found here

Upcoming Volunteer Training: 

Volunteers should RSVP for a training at: https://go.osu.edu/volunteertrainingrsvp

  • Saturday, November 11th from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp. Volunteers should RSVP at: https://Go.osu.edu/volunteertraining23 CANCELLED
  • Wednesday, November 15th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Jackson County OSU Extension Office.
  • Saturday, January 27th at the Jackson County OSU Extension Office.
    • NEW 4-H Volunteer Training & Orientation 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Annual 4-H Volunteer Training 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
  • Monday, February 26th at the Jackson County OSU Extension Office from 5:30-7:30 PM

Trips & Opportunities

2024 Ohio 4-H Conference / 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

  • Registrations due to Extension Office 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

Volunteer 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

Fundraising Order Form: 

2024 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: