-Club Leader- The most fun adult position!! Club leaders get to impact the youth...what could be better than helping lead the next generation? Easy for busy people as well...the club leader choose the time, place and length of club meetings. They choose the topics, ages and number of kids allowed in the club! Requirements to become a leader- background and reference check and 4-H training by the county 4-H Agent. Then, we ask that someone who will be at club meetings be CPR/1st aid certified (this training is given by 4-H once a year in Aug). Finally, if you will be driving the children, we ask that you complete a driver's safety course....PLUS this usually will get you a discount on YOUR car insurance!
-Advisory Council- We depend on community residents to help plan the 4-H program and give advice. There are usually two meetings per year. Pickens County 4-H is currently looking for 3-4 people to serve on this committee due to restructuring.
-Special Events- Set up a 4-H booth at local fairs, festivals or farmer's markets. You set your own schedule and all materials are provided. Spend time in the healthy outdoors, meet new people and spread the 4-H message!
-Judges- A few times a year we have need of adults to help judge 4-H displays, project books, public speaking contests and more. No in-depth knowledge is needed, just a desire to help.
-Pickens County 4-H Teen Council- Our teen leaders! These folks work on 4-H community service projects like Adopt-A-Highway, help run programs and manage the Pickens County Azalea Festival 4-H Booth. Click HERE for the application.
-Club Junior Leader- Help out with one of the clubs. Please contact the club leader to see if they need a helper and what they need you to do. Great opportunity to have fun while showing off your leadership skills. AND, helping younger youth!
-Garden helper- Several schools have gardens and an extra pair of hands is always a help. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you the school near you has a garden club.
Anyone ages 5-19 is welcome to join 4-H. Boys & girls. Public, private, homeschool. The $10 4-H membership fee comes with a 4-H t-shirt that changes each year and accident insurance when at 4-H events. You also receive a membership card that allows you FREE entrance to 4-H Day at the S.C. State Fair (Oct 15)!!
Membership form (coming Sept 1)
**Check out the 4-H club page for a list of current clubs and send the leader an e-mail with any questions you may have.
-Donations- In-kind donations are always helpful. Building materials for raised bed gardens, soil, craft supplies, shotgun shells/clays and so much more are useful for our programs.
-Financial help- Some people just prefer to make a monetary contribution. These funds often go to buying STEM or Healthy Lifestyles materials for programming. We try to keep the costs low so all children can afford to participate, so donations are very important to our clubs. If you would like to donate to a certain club or project area, that is fine too!
-Scholarships- Occasionally, we have children who would love to attend 4-H summer camp or teens who would like to attend 4-H State Congress (our teen leadership camp at Clemson University), but cannot afford the cost. Sponsors for these fees are needed to help these children grow and learn and experience life outside of their neighborhoods. ANY amount is helpful!!
-Grants/Matching Funds- If you know of a grant or matching fund that would be applicable, please contact the 4-H office so we can discuss this. We try to apply for several grants each year to purchase larger items such as livestock scales or to start county-wide programs.