Starting a 4-H Club or Group
Planning & Conducting 4-H Club Meetings
Who are the youth?
- 4-H Cloverbuds are youth ages 5-8 who explore their community, science, art, foods, natural resources, animals and more!
- 4-H clubs are youth ages 9-19 who select a project from the list shown on the Projects & Clubs page (This can be found by clicking on the link titled Projects & Clubs to the left of the screen in the orange navigation bar.)
What support do I receive as a 4-H Adult Volunteer?
- New Leader Training
- Subject Matter Training
- Support from 4-H faculty and staff
- Support from other 4-H Adult Volunteers
- Project books for leaders and members
What kind of commitment must I make?
- One year, or
- A few months, or
- A few weeks, or
- One time.
- Whatever your time, interests and the needs of the youth are.
How do I start?
- Choose your project of interest
- Complete a volunteer application form/Background Check
- Interview with an Extension faculty member
- Attend New Leader Training
- Recruit club members!
What 4-H volunteers do for youth in Gilliam County:
4-H adult volunteers help young people become self-directing, productive, contributing members of society
- 4-H adult volunteers help youth develop inquiring minds, an eagerness to learn, and the ability to apply science and technology
- 4-H adult volunteers help youth learn practical skills,
develop competencies and acquire knowledge
- 4-H adult volunteers help youth acquire positive attitudes about themselves
- 4-H adult volunteers help youth improve communications skills and self-expression
- 4-H adult volunteers help youth increase leadership capabilities
For questions about any of the steps mentioned above feel free to contact the Extension Office by calling 541-384-2271.