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Volunteer with Marion County 4-H!

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Do you want a rewarding and fulfilling way to give back to your community?


Marion County 4-H is looking for consistent and dedicated individuals to serve as club leaders and helpers. Whether you are a 4-H newbie or a 10-year member -- we need your time and talents to make a difference in the lives of young people in Marion County!

Here are some of the ways you can participate in 4-H as a volunteer: 

  • Share your time as a leader or helper in one of our existing clubs around Marion County.
  • Create your own 4-H club and recruit new 4-Hers from your neighborhood or community to participate.
  • Teach a special skill like carpentry, cake decorating, beekeeping, or whatever you're good at to young people across the county! 

If you are interested in volunteering with 4-H, sign up by completing the steps below or contact 4-H Educator Ashley to set up a time to meet and discuss your interests and get matched to a Marion County 4-H volunteer role. 

How do I sign up to be a 4-H volunteer?


Glad you asked! Here is all you need to know to get signed up as a 4-H volunteer: 

  1. Create a volunteer account with our online volunteer management system, 4HOnline.
  2. Complete your online Child Safety training in 4HOnline.

  3. Once you have submitted your application, the Purdue Extension Marion County office will be in touch!

If you are more comfortable filling out a paper application please use the following and submit completed forms to Barb Rusin.

 Volunteer Application

Adult Behavioral Expectations

Vehicle Use Policy 

Who do I talk to about volunteering?


- If you need help with the volunteer application process, contact Barb Rusin.

- If you want to talk about different ways you can volunteer and training/professional development opportunities, contact Ashley Shufflebarger.

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