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 outlined in the Extension Volunteer Standards to learn about what goes into working with youth under 18.
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
You can call, email or visit your local county 4-H office for the next step.
Extension Volunteer Standards
- Download – Extension Volunteer Standards Rules & Guidelines
- Download Welcome To 4-H Handout and 4HOnline
- English – FORM – VOLUNTEER – Application
- English – FORM – VOLUNTEER – Code of Conduct
- English | Spanish – FORM – VOLUNTEER – Waiver
- English | Spanish – FORM – VOLUNTEER – Media Release
Volunteer Awards and Recognition
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. The dedication, leadership, and support of our volunteers and partnership organizations allow the Texas 4-H program to reach a larger number of youth to make a positive difference in their lives and communities. To recognize a volunteer, organization, or employee for their dedication, nominate them for a Texas 4-H award! Visit the Awards and Recognition page for more details.