Become a 4-H volunteer

Who can volunteer?

We welcome adults and youth to volunteer with 4-H. You need not be a parent, a 4-H alum or an expert! The information below is for adult volunteers.

To volunteer as a youth, talk with your local 4-H office staff.

Adults who wish to chaperone must be at least 21 years old.

Here's the screening process for adult 4-H volunteers

Before you start, READ OUR SCREENING GUIDE. We have online or paper options for each step.

STEP A: Application

A handwritten signature is required. Submit signed applications to your local 4-H office via email, fax, mail, or in person.


STEP B: Background check


STEP C: Orientation

NOTE: This training works best with a desktop/laptop computer or with an Android mobile device


Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing of screening materials. We will notify you when your screening is complete.

You must be approved BEFORE beginning to serve as a volunteer.