Become a 4-H volunteer!
In this fun, interactive training, participants are trained by 4-H mentoring staff using a research-based curriculum of interactive activities
Balloons that blow themselves up will be our hands-on-demonstration.
This workshop is being offered to help 4-H members create visibility for their efforts and tell their story in a compelling and meaningful way.
This conference provides continuing education for current 4-H PEP Program certified instructors.
Participants will share and develop valuable knowledge and skills related to youth leadership, civic engagement, global citizenship, and international cultures.
Want to make a difference? Eager to give back to your community? Need a resume builder? Looking to leave a legacy? Enjoy working with young people? Ready to share your special talent? Want to learn a new skill?
There are a lot of reasons to become a Michigan 4-H volunteer! A program of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension, Michigan 4-H is the largest youth development organization in the state, with more than 200,000 youth participating in countless ways. From veterinary science to performing arts, science and technology to youth entrepreneurship, and communications to outdoor and environmental education, today’s 4-H programs are so much more than farm animals—although we have those too!
At the core of Michigan 4-H, and critical to the success of its youth, are more than 20,000 volunteers who give their time and talents to 4-H’ers. These volunteers serve in a number of capacities: some choose to help at camp, teach a workshop or lead a club, while others chaperone an event, lend their professional skills or help at the fair. As they provide hands-on guidance and real-world experience, these volunteers also offer young people another crucially important element: a healthy adult role model who helps to build their confidence and ignite their dreams for the future.
So whether you want to pass your skills on to a new generation, give back to the community, leave a legacy or something else, invest in the future of Michigan as a 4-H volunteer. By giving your time to young people in your community, you’ll help them answer life’s little questions, achieve big dreams and prepare for a lifetime of success.
Interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer but have some questions of your own? Check out the FAQs section to learn more.
- 2013 Michigan 4-H Impact Reports
- 4-H and Michigan State University Extension Promotional Resources
- 4-H Club Kit Promotional Poster
- 4-H Entrepreneurship Club Brochure
- 4-H Guiding Principles for Positive Youth Development
- 4-H Leader Resources
- 4-H Middle Management Job Description & Marketing Materials
- 4-H Participant Age Policy FAQ
- 4-H Pledge: American Sign Language
- 4-H Service Log
- Basic Parliamentary Procedure for 4-H Clubs
- Becoming an Authorized 4-H Group & Maintaining That Status
- Characteristics of Effective 4-H Clubs
- Competitive Event Resources
- County 4-H Volunteer Handbook
- Defining Michigan 4-H Youth Development
- Entrepreneur Bingo
- Financial Guidelines for Michigan 4-H Clubs & Groups
- Group-Building Ideas for 4-H Club & Group Meetings
- Helping You Help Officers & Committees (4H1467)
- Inclusive 4-H: Expanding Inclusive Opportunities for Youth & Volunteers
- Member’s Personal 4-H Record Book (4H1192)
- Michigan 4-H Club Development Guide
- Michigan 4-H Participant Age Policy
- Michigan 4-H Pins & Stickers
- Michigan 4-H Project Snapshot Sheets
- Michigan 4-H Recognition Handbook
- Michigan 4-H Secretary’s Record Book
- Michigan 4-H T-Shirt Order Form
- Michigan 4-H Treasurer’s Record Book (4H1203)
- Michigan State University Extension Volunteer Selection Process
- Michigan State University: College Planning Resources
- Partner with Youth to Make a Difference in Communities!
- Peer Helping Organizations
- Pre-College Programs & Resources
- Ready to Go: Mentor Training Toolkit (4H1642PDF)
- Request for Official Approval to Establish a Michigan 4-H Youth Group
- State and national 4-H websites
- Tips & Tools for Planning Your Club Year (Annual Club Calendar)
- Youth Development: Early Adolescents (Ages 9 to 15)
- Youth Development: Older Youth (Ages 15 to 19)
- Youth mentoring and volunteering sites
- Youth-Adult Housing Policy for 4-H Overnight Events