4-H Volunteers

Volunteers and parents help to make 4-H possible. Without 4-H volunteers and parents the program would not have the mentors and leaders that 4-Hers need in order to learn the new skills that 4-H has to offer youth. Volunteers and parents are a major reason for 4-H's success in youth development. 

I want to become a 4-H Volunteer.

Ways to Volunteer:

  • Help youth lead a club
    • Assist a youth club leader with organizing meetings, speakers, and other logistics
    • Assist and/or mentor a 4-H volunteer who is serving as a project leader. 
  • Teach a skill, share your experiences, utilize your profession skills
    • Assist with a Short Term Special Interest Clunb (SPIN Club)
  • Judging 4-H Projects
    • Serve as a judge for 4-H project fair or 4-H Project Completion
  • Help at 4-H Events
    • Volunteer at special events, set up or clean up to serving food or taking registrations, there are lost of ways to get involved
  • Serve on an Advisory Committee
    • Sit on the 4-H Advisory committee at help determine current and furture needs of county youth, volunteers and families in order to promote and foster involvmenet in 4-H Youth Development Programs. 
  • Assist with program delivery
    • Volunteer at an after school program, a summer program, or day camp program


1. Complete the 4-H Volunteer Application below. Return the application by emailing to Audrey Dimmerling dimmerling.13@osu.edu or mail application to OSU Extension, attn: Audrey Dimmerling, 7989 Dickey Dr. Suite 5, Lisbon, OH 44432



 2. References will be mailed out once we receive your application

3.  You will be contacted to have an interview with the 4-H Educator.

4.  You will need to complete a BCI Check.  Direcetions will be given to you at your interview for this process. This will include the code that will need to be used and the address the results will need to be mailed to from BCI. 

5.  Register yourself on 4-H online (your BCI check will be matched up through 4-H online)

6. Attend 4-H Volunteer Training for New Volunteers