4-H volunteers are the key to a successful 4-H program. They have the unique ability to provide life changing opportunities for youth. 4-H offers an endless amount of opportunities for volunteers. Discover below how you can become involved and make a difference for the youth in your community.
Volunteers working directly with youth are required to enroll in our online registration
system and complete an application and background check. Please contact the 4-H Volunteer
Coordinator at 385-468-4831 for more information.
4-H Volunteer Registration @ 4-H Online
There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities in 4-H. Some of the diverse roles include:
- Leading a 4-H club
- Teaching a workshop/project
- Serving on a planning committee
- Organizing events or contests
- Coaching a team
- Helping as a judge during the fair or at a 4-H contest
With so many choices, you can easily find a volunteer role that matches your skills, interests, and the time you have available.
General/Organizational Leaders - Serve as a club leaders by organizing, enrolling, and leading youth involved in the 4-H program.
Project Leaders - Lead a group that focuses on one specific project or is organized around a specific activity or need.
Activity Leaders - Organize a 4-H activity or event which may include camps, community service projects, a hiking trip, a fashion revue, a showmanship clinic, a talent show, a shooting sports shoot, or even a fund-raising activity.
Class Instructors - Teach a topic of your choice at events such as Leadership Super Saturday, Chef Skills Workshop, Sewing Camp, Community Clubs, and other 4-H activities.
Chaperones - Supervise youth at camps, service projects, retreats, fund-raising events, and other 4-H activities.
Fair Volunteers - Help with logistics, decorating, exhibit check-in, project display, and information booth.
4-H Judging - Evaluate 4-H members' fair exhibits and presentations at county contest events (sewing, cooking, speech, etc.)
Afterschool Program volunteers work with youth who are participating in hands-on activities and lessons using 4-H curriculum as they learn life skills, decision making skills, and social skills necessary to develop positive personal assets needed to live successfully in a diverse and changing world.
For more information, please contact Cathy Hashimoto, 4-H Youth Programs Outreach Educator.
Salt Lake County 4-H Volunteer Leader Mentor - Mentors provide leadership and guidance to the Salt Lake County 4-H Volunteers. Their specific roles include volunteer and member recruitment, support, and recognition; planning and implementation of 4-H activities and events; marketing and promotion of the 4-H program. This organization is governed by 4-H volunteers and extension staff. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.
Salt Lake County 4-H Horse Council - This organization is governed by 4-H volunteers and extension staff and provides leadership and guidance for the local 4-H Horse Program. Contact Vernon Parent for more information.
Salt Lake County Junior Livestock Council - This organization is governed by 4-H volunteers and extension staff and provides leadership and guidance for the local 4-H Junior Livestock Program. Contact Vernon Parent, 4-H Youth Programs Faculty, for more information.
Salt Lake County 4-H Teen Council - Volunteers and extension staff guide teen 4-H members through program planning and volunteer service. This council is governed by 4-H teens, adult volunteers, and extension staff. Contact Vernon Parent, 4-H Youth Programs Faculty, for more information.