Types of Volunteers
Provide support and leadership to a "club" of 4-H members. Share information with members and help individuals achieve their desired results. Recruit parents and other volunteers to assist with programs and projects and serve as the linkage between the County Extension office and your club. Time commitment varies, but most clubs meet on a regular basis throughout the year and conduct community service activities.
This is a very defined role to assist members with knowledge and subject matter information related to a single project. Most project leaders have some previous experience in a specific area, but if you are willing to learn and be a teacher, plenty of educational opportunities exist. Time commitment varies, depending on the project. Many are short term, but some can be on-going over the course of a year.
Special Interest Leader
This is a short term position that brings together the interests of the volunteer with the interest of the youth. Special interests are usually short term with a definite beginning and ending. If you have a special skill, talent or hobby you would like to share, chances are there are young people who would like to learn from you.
School Enrichment Leader
This volunteer utilizes developed Extension Curriculum Enrichment materials to deliver educational programs within schools, youth groups and after school type programs. Topics vary greatly from foods to bugs and time commitment also varies depending on the needs of the organization. Volunteers are provided with materials and orientation to their use.