Volunteer Opportunities

We are always accepting new 4-H volunteers Whether you are looking to volunteer at a single event, start a club, or assist with an existing club, let us help you find your fit your fit with Washington & Multnomah Co. 4-H.  Please contact us to learn more about these opportunities!

 Volunteer Opportunities:

 

4-H Afterschool Leaders:

  • Help children learn and grow while providing a safe, fun, and educational afterschool choice
  • Help local schools by extending the school day and expanding learning opportunities for students
  • Meet for an hour or more once/week  
  • Lead hands-on activities that focus on experiential learning and development of life skills 

We currently have 4-H Afterschool Clubs at several schools in Multnomah & Washington Counties including:

  • David Douglas High School
  • Forest Grove High School
  • Joseph Meek ProTech High School
  • Hillsboro High School
  • Mt. Tabor Middle School
  • Parkrose Middle School
  • Rosemary Anderson High School East
  • Sunset High School

 

4-H Club Leaders:  

  • Organize and lead a 4-H club within their local community
  • Hold  4-H meetings typically once per month throughout the year and provide a fun, safe and structured learning environment that helps youth develop important life skills
  • Create your own schedule, fitting it to the needs of volunteers and families. 
  • Make a difference in your community while sharing the life experiences, knowledge and skills that inspire you  

There are currently over 120 active 4-H Clubs in Washington & Multnomah Counties, which serve over 650 youth.  This may seem like a lot, but we have to turn away many youth because our clubs are filled to capacity.  Help us reach more youth by becoming a club leader!  Check out the most commonly requested clubs below or view a list of 4-H projects to learn more about the many options available through 4-H.

The most common clubs that parents and youth in Multnomah & Washingotn County contact us about are:

 

4-H Camp Educators: 

  • Spend a day or several days helping young people learn and grow
  • Volunteer as an educator while teaching young people a skill such as fishing, plant identification or gardening
  • Assist with other important duties such as leading recreational activities
  • Volunteer as a camp nurse, van driver or resource coordinator

 Current camp volunteer opportunities include:

  • TBA for summer 2014

 

4-H Public Relations Specialists: 

  • Use your interests in social networking and the media to help promote 4-H 
  • Work on projects such as photographing special events, developing brochures, creating web content or hosting a networking site
  • Visit local schools distributing flyers, speak at classrooms or school assemblies, or attend special events like trade shows or Saturday markets to share 4-H opportunities with others
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