Become a 4-H Leader

Mentor - Partner - Guide - GROW!

Positive youth development does not happen by chance. It results from intentional efforts of parents, schools, youth organizations, and communities to ensure that young people have opportunities for belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.

We are building a group of adult volunteers who will organize 4-H clubs and serve as mentors for youth. This is really where the rubber hits the road: volunteer leaders are the foundation of the 4-H program!

If you believe . . .

  • youth learn best through practical, hands-on activities
  • youth should be partners with adults in the educational process 
  • youth benefit from being fully engaged in decision-making processes 

then we'd like to encourage you to become a Lane County 4-H leader!

Please read the "Information for Leaders" section that follows, then fill out the 4-H Volunteer Application Packet and register for a Leader Training class. We need both returning leaders and new leaders to make this the best 4-H program possible!

4-H New Leader Training

Register for one of our New 4-H Leader Trainings, upcoming Leader Training Dates (must pre-register, $25)

Lane County 4-H New Leader training costs $25.  Pre-registration is required.

Trainings are capped at 12 people and if we have less than 4 people two days before the training, the training is canceled.

If you are interested or know someone who is, contact Kate at 344-5043 or email us.

Leader Roles

Becoming a 4-H Leader (overview of process for becoming 4-H volunteer)

4-H Volunteer Leader Application Packet (Includes forms and information on training)

4-H Recruitment Brochure (prints on legal size paper)

Current 4-H Leaders

Choose the curriculum you would like to use for your project areas here: 4-H Projects publications

  • Option 1 - Download and print as many copies of the curriculum as you need.
  • Option 2 - Use this form to order 4-H Project publications. We will notify you of the total cost including shipping.
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