Be a 4-H volunteer!

Make a difference in the lives of youth in your community!

Adult volunteers are the "heart" of 4-H! You build the capacity of 4-H to reach tens of thousands of Colorado youth every year. As a 4-H volunteer you will play a key role as an adult mentor and role model for young people that live in your community. 4-H volunteers and professionals have a great deal of latitude in determining when, where and how 4-H “learn-by-doing” activities take place. We'll work with you to find a volunteer opportunity that meets your needs.


Volunteer Opportunities

Click on opportunity titles for more information about each position.

  • Club Organizational Leader - Manages a community club with support from the local Extension office
  • Project Leader - Guides and supports 4-H members with their project work
  • Resource Leader - Assists on a short term basis in local situations like teaching workshops and after school programs or chaperoning events.
  • Council Advisor - Helps guide members of county and district councils

Don't see an opportunity that meets your needs? Talk to Extension staff to create one.


Sign Up to Be a 4-H Volunteer

To become a leader with San Luis Valley 4-H, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Call (719-852-7381) or visit the Extension Office to discuss your interest with the 4-H agent.
  2. Complete the New Leader Application Form via the 4-H Online system by creating an adult member profile and answering "yes" to the "Are you a Volunteer?" question.
  3. Receive three positive references. Once we receive your application, we will send reference questionnaires to the individuals you provide.
  4. Pass a background check.
  5. Complete the New Leader online training.

We allow 2 to 4 weeks to complete the volunteer application and training process. The Extension Office will contact you once you are approved.

Please note:  Only authorized volunteers should act as leaders, and only authorized leaders are covered under CSU insurance.