Adult Volunteers

4-H volunteers are an elite group of people who have passed background checks and interviews and have enough interest in the quality of the 4-H program to complete and continue training.  Volunteers are special people who have a genuine desire to be a part of the growth and development of today's youth.  Talents, skills and interests are shared by volunteers and by 4-H members so that everyone "learns by doing."  Volunteers are always needed in big or small ways.  Approved 4-H volunteers can chaperone field trips and lead clubs. Volunteers can teach one class or a series of workshops.  Volunteers can even work behind the scenes helping with the 4-H website, recruiting volunteers or serving in an advisory or fund-raising capacity. In whatever way volunteers wish to participate, they are always welcome and appreciated.

Steps to becoming a 4-H Volunteer:
- Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and must submit to a criminal background investigation and reference check.
- Time for a personal interview with the County Extension Agent must be scheduled.
- Once basic approvals are established and depending on a volunteer's level or type of involvement, there will be other required training sessions (for example, Emergency Procedures, First Aid and CPR, Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness).  

Required Forms
Consent for Background Check
South Carolina 4-H Volunteer Application
DMV Consent for Records Check (if transporting youth)

Required Training
Risk Management
Child Abuse: Prevention and Detection
First Aid and CPR (file a copy of your certification with your 4-H Agent)