4-H students are leaders. They pursue passions. They solve problems and tackle everyday challenges. And YOU are the key to their success!
We need adult volunteers to mentor 4-H youth, lead local clubs, and run events. No experience necessary – we’ll train you! But you must be at least 18 years old – or 21 years old to chaperone overnight trips – and pass a criminal background check. Based on your specific role, we’ll let you know what level of training you may need, such as completion of Child Protection Training.
You decide the level of involvement that fits your skills and schedule, such as:
- Lead community clubs, school-based or after-school programs and camp settings
- Serve as chaperone, board member, event judge or camp counselor.
- Create community service opportunities for youth in your area
- Work with other adults to create fun and exciting programs
Contact your local county office or complete a contact request form for the next step and the screening process which are outlined in the Volunteer Screening Manual. Review protecting our youth guidelines to learn about what goes into working with youth under 18.
Each year, the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program provides awards and recognition for various individuals and groups that provide support to the 4-H program. All awards are presented at the Salute to Excellence Luncheon during Texas 4-H Roundup in College Station, Texas. Click here to submit nomination.