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4-H Club Volunteers

Volunteer with West Virginia 4-H

There are many roles to fill in WVU 4-H Clubs, and we need caring adults ready to partner with us in helping WV youth thrive. Tap the button to learn more about the many volunteer roles available!

4-H Club Opportunities

If you're interested in becoming a West Virginia 4-H volunteer, learn about the volunteer process.

Are you ready to apply? Contact your county office for an application.

Can Volunteers Grow with 4-H Too?

West Virginia 4-H offers a variety of opportunity for volunteers to grow through their service, including:

  • Lasting friendships with other 4-H volunteers
  • Opportunities to connect with youth
  • Developing a strong sense of community
  • Opportunities to take on leadership roles
  • Increase skills
  • Being a positive change
  • Developing a lasting legacy

4-H Club Volunteer Resources

4-H members doing street clean-up

Ideas for 4-H Community Service Projects

By planning and organizing community service, volunteers help youth become responsible citizens while leading healthy and productive lives.  

4-H members sitting in a room with a table that has the American flag and 4-H flag, a gavel, and notebook

Community Club Meeting Ideas for 4-H Volunteers

This page is intended to provide Extension volunteer professionals with ideas to engage youth in all aspects of the club meeting around monthly themes - from start to finish!

Three teens sitting at a table with 4-H and American flags on the table.

How to Develop Life Skills in 4-H Members

There are many benefits for youth being involved in 4-H community clubs, such as leadership and life skill development. Here are examples of what 4-H members and Cloverbuds learn through community club participation.

National 4-H Peer Reviewed Logo with Clover

Strong 4-H Clubs Series

The Strong 4-H Clubs fact sheet series provides 4-H volunteers with current resources to support 4-H club work that enable positive youth development. There are eight topics designed to focus on a specific area of interest to the volunteer.

4-H Volunteer Events

West Virginia 4-H Volunteer News

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Registration is now open for the 2023 4-H Volunteer Retreat! WV 4-H Volunteers, All Stars, Adult Leaders, and Alumni (18 years or older) who serve, or want to learn more about serving, as volunteers with the West Virginia 4-H program are invited.

The conference will be held  Friday, September 29, 2023 - Sunday, October 1, 2023.

Browse WV 4-H Volunteer News

4-H Volunteer Recognition & Appreciation

  • At 4-H, we wholeheartedly appreciate the invaluable contributions of our volunteers, recognizing their dedication through both tangible and intangible means. Our formal expressions of gratitude extend to prestigious awards, celebrating the exceptional efforts of those who go above and beyond. Additionally, volunteers enjoy an exclusive annual Volunteer Retreat, a captivating event that combines enriching workshops, leisure activities, and the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.
  • Originally formed in 1919, the 4-H All Star program is an honorary organization for veteran 4-H members and volunteers who have an impressive record of achievement and service.