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4-H Volunteers

Become a South Carolina 4-H Volunteer today and help create life-changing experiences for youth in your community! 

Find the 4-H program nearest you by contacting your local County Extension Office.  You can call, email or visit your local 4-H office to learn how to make an impact in your community.  

National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum

National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum is coming to a Clemson University Cooperative Extension office near you!!! Contact your local Extension Office or Ashley Burns for more information. All interactive sessions will be on Thursday evenings this fall from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Did you miss an e-Forum?!  Don't worry.  Click the date below to view the recorded session!!!

• October 5, 2017 - Cultivating an Environment for Growing True Leaders

Creating an environment where 4-H members feel safe as they grow and develop leadership skills means having volunteers who understand the basics of positive youth development. This session will feature ideas and activities that help foster life skill development by focusing on strategies for more effective club interactions. Participants will learn about the Essential Elements of 4-H and the 5 C’s of positive youth development, so join us to set the stage for more successful club meetings!

November 2, 2017 - “STEM”ming into Animal Science, Growing True Leaders

Build on the roots of 4-H as we STEM our way into agriculture and animal science for experienced and new 4-H’ers. Gain resources to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) leaders through traditional animal sciences project areas in communities. Volunteers will gain ideas for planning and organizing fun, educational sessions for youth. 

December 7, 2017 - Helping 4-H’ers Grow in Life & Work

In 4-H, all youth can explore their future. Club meetings, events, camps, and after-school programs are places to develop life skills and expand their interests through 4-H. During this session volunteers will share ideas, receive resources, and see a variety of successful programs that help youth focus on life-long learning, workforce readiness, and career exploration. Caring adults can help all young people make decisions and create their own positive future. 

Counties participating in e-Forum by 4-H region are:


We CU Volunteer

Check out our We CU Volunteer, the South Carolina 4-H Volunteers' Newsletter, for 4-H program highlights, articles, and monthly activities to try in your club!  To be added to the 4-H Volunteer LISTSERV, email Ashley at  Thank you!!!

2017-2018 4-H Club year

  • Volume 3, Issue 2 (December 2017, 2.9PDF MB) - Snow Fun
    • Volume 3, Issue 2, Suppl. 1 (January 2018, PDF MB) - Coming soon!!!

2016-2017 4-H Club year

2015-2016 4-H Club year


Glen Krohn Award

Do you know a 4-H Volunteer that deserves recognition at South Carolina 4-H's highest level?!  The Glen Krohn Award recognizes outstanding volunteer leadership in the 4-H program. It is named for the late Dr. Glen Krohn, retired Assistant Director, Family and Youth Development. Dr. Krohn was a strong believer in volunteers throughout his career, having as one of his philosophical mottos the statement, “Volunteerism is the price you pay for the space you take”.  Nominations are due to the State 4-H Office every year on May 1st.  Details on the one-page nominations can be found here (PDF 241KB).

Join the National 4-H Campaign

South Carolina 4-H parents, youth, and volunteers, help us "Shout" out true leaders in our community by posting "South Carolina" or "South Carolina 4-H Youth Development" and the hashtag #TrueLeaders on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).  For more information on the National 4-H campaign to increase awareness of 4-H, explore the Growing True Leaders Toolkit (PDF 2.71MB). 

Youth Leadership Opportunities

In effort to better communicate potential leadership opportunities for youth, we developed the Leadership Flow Chart (PDF 1.5MB) for Junior and Senior 4-H members in South Carolina. 

Training Opportunities

Here are two opportunities for training for volunteers.  When you have completed the training and the quiz, please print and submit the certificate to your 4-H Agent for their records.

Important Forms

Below are the official South Carolina 4-H forms for 4-H volunteers, members, and clubs.  Once complete, these forms should be returned to your local Extension office.

South Carolina 4-H Volunteer Coordinator:

T. Ashley Burns, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development
Clemson University Cooperative Extension
2057 Barre Hall
Clemson, SC 29634