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Become a 4-H Volunteer

Looking to leave a legacy?

Need a resume builder?

Eager to give back to your community?

Want to make a difference or learn a new skill?

Want to be part of a rewarding and fun community of volunteers?

Do you have a hobby or skill you would like to share with York County 4-H Youth?


Volunteers are essential to the success of the 4-H program. All registered adult 4-H volunteers working directly with 4-H youth in South Carolina complete a screening process and receive training at no cost to them. Teens may also serve in volunteer roles through the 4-H Teen Leadership project.

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2018 SC 4-H Volunteer Symposium details TBA

2018 National 4-H Volunteer Conference 

September 27-30, 2018 (Thursday - Sunday)

Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA

Full time registration is $325 (includes meals, lodging, and conference materials!) Conference Website

Roles for Volunteers in 4-H Volunteers can serve in a variety of roles, including the following:

  • 4-H Community Club Leader
  • 4-H After School Helper or Coordinator
  • 4-H Mid-Manager
  • School Enrichment Volunteer
  • Project Expert or Judge
  • Advisory Committee Member
  • Social Media Volunteer
  • 4-H Volunteer Writer
  • Event Organizer or Chaperone
  • 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Volunteer
  • Fundraising Committee Member
  • 4-H Awards Banquet Coordinator

4-H focuses on teaching new topics and life skills development. Trained 4-H volunteers facilitate the learning that occurs in settings like 4-H club meetings and activities. The 4-H result is a fun fulfilling learning experience.

4-H Adult Volunteers are eligible to participate in 4-H if they meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older. A volunteer cannot simultaneously be a 4-H member. Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older (county age requirement may differ).
  • Must complete a 4-H Volunteer Application and background check performed by Clemson University.
  • Welcome all youth, their families and other volunteers to participate in the program, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran’s status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability and never discriminate on the basis of any of those attributes.

How much time does it take to be a 4-H volunteer?

You can dedicate as much or as little time as you’d like to volunteering with 4-H: an hour, a week, a month or a year! Because there are so many options for giving your time—chaperone a 4-H event, lead a club, offer a professional skills training, help at the fair, take kids to a 4-H workshop, become a mentor – there are many ways to volunteer. No matter your availability, there’s a 4-H volunteer opportunity waiting for you!

What are the steps to becoming a 4-H volunteer?

The 4-H Agent of York County will follow up with you about next steps in the volunteer enrollment process. This includes an application process where the program coordinator will get to know your interests and talents, as well as a background check. Interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer but have some questions of your own? Contact your 4-H agent today at 803-684-9919 Ext 113 or eburdin@clemson.edu 

SC 4-H Volunteer Application