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.
Register today for our 8th annual Volunteer Leaders Symposium!!! It will be a great day of learning, networking, and fellowship with others. You will be prompted to make your workshop selections during the checkout process. If you cannot select an option that is displayed (if it is grayed out), that workshop is full. Please select another option. We have limited seating available in each workshop; so sign up early! To be put on a waiting list for a particular workshop or if you have any issues with registration, please contact Ashley Burns at 404-580-7984 or email@example.com. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you there.
- Saturday, August 11, 2018 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
- Midlands Technical College - Northeast Campus (151 Powell Road | Columbia, SC 29203)
- Cost is $15 until July 13, 2018 (After that day, the cost goes to $25 until the final deadline on Friday, July 27th.)
- Additional information about workshop selections (PDF 0.2MB)
National 4-H Volunteer Conference hosted by the Volunteer Conference of Southern States invites volunteers, faculty, and staff to propose sessions for this year's conference. The conference theme, 4-H Volunteer Connections: From Sea to Shining Sea, brings the idea of connecting people, places, and ideas. In this spirit, we will offer educational sessions to meet a variety of learning styles and interests with approximately 30 people in a session. Priority submission deadline is March 1. Session proposals are reviewed by the conference session team and presenters will be notified before April 15. Keep in mind that all costs relative to the conference including registration and travel are the responsibility of the presenter(s). A discount of $30 towards registration will be awarded to one presenter per session.
Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA
September 27-30, 2018 (Thursday - Sunday)
Full time registration is $325 (includes meals, lodging, and conference materials!) For a preview of the accommodations and locations, watch the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6msADc3ul4 We will be housed in the new cabins featured at 1:45.
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! Each month's newsletter features a 4-H Club Activity Idea that you can use. Each activity is aligned to the Targeting Life Skills Model and can be adjusted for various age levels. Keep Ages and Stages (PDF 0.2MB) in mind when facilitating club activities! To subscribe to the South Carolina 4-H Volunteer distribution list, CLICK HERE. Thank you!!!
|Volume 3: 2017-2018 Club Year|
|Issue 1||PDF 9.6MB||September 2017||Principles of Precipitation|
|Supplement 1||PDF 1.7MB||October 2017||Oobleck Exploration|
|Supplement 2||PDF 3.5MB||November 2017||Natural Ornaments|
|Issue 2||PDF 3.5MB||December 2017||Snow Fun|
|Supplement 1||PDF 1.0MB||e-Newletter||January 2018||For the Birds|
|Supplement 2||PDF 2.4MB||e-Newsletter||February 2018||Doodle for Google|
|Issue 3||PDF 5.4MB||e-Newsletter||March 2018||Binary Bracelets|
|Supplement 1||PDF 1.2MB||e-Newsletter||April 2018||Grocery Games|
|Supplement 2||PDF 1.2MB||e-Newsletter||May 2018||Plarn for the Planet|
|Issue 4||PDF 5.5MB||e-Newsletter||June 2018||Musical Vibrations|
|Supplement 1||PDF 1MB||e-Newsletter||July 2018||Wildflower Seed Bombs|
|Volume 2: 2016-2017 Club Year|
|Issue 1||PDF 14.5MB||September 2016||Back to School|
|Supplement 1||PDF 2.4MB||October 2016||Fair Favorites|
|Supplement 2||PDF 4.1MB||November 2016||Putting your Imagination to Work|
|Issue 2||PDF 8.4MB||December 2016||Glitter Germs|
|Supplement 1||PDF 2.4MB||January 2017||Candy STEM|
|Supplement 2||PDF 3.4MB||February 2017||Why Judge Livestock?!|
|Issue 3||PDF 15.2MB||March 2017||Let the Imagination Roll|
|Supplement 1||PDF 4.9MB||April 2017||Heart, Part of the Clover|
|Supplement 2||PDF 2.4MB||
|Musical Paper Bags|
||PDF 2.4MB||June 2017||Summer Bucket List|
|PDF 6.2 MB||July 2017||Pinhole Projection|
|Volume 1: 2015-2016 Club Year|
|Issue 1||PDF 3.1MB||September 2015||Fall Vegetables & Herbs|
|Supplement 1||PDF 5.7MB||October 2015||Importance of Clean Water|
|Supplement 2||PDF 4.3MB||November 2015||Importance of Service Development|
|Issue 2||PDF 6.4MB||December 2015||Lemon Lights!|
|Supplement 1||PDF 2.5MB||January 2016||Bag Mittens|
|Supplement 2||PDF 1.5MB||February 2016||Health, Part of the Clover|
|Issue 3||PDF 10.4MB||March 2016||Bigger, Better Bubbles|
|Supplement 1||PDF 3.1MB||April 2016||Communication is Key|
|Supplement 2||PDF 3.7MB||
|Issue 4||PDF 9.1MB||June 2016||Heat Advisory!|
|Supplement 1||PDF 11.7MB||July 2016||Hide and Seek|
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).
Club recognition systems exist to recognize clubs for their performance. Clubs may strive to reach specific standards of performance just as individual club members work to achieve standards. South Carolina 4-H provides four levels of recognition -- bronze, silver, gold, and emerald for 4-H Club attainment. Each of the four levels of standards is available for clubs to achieve. The Standards of Excellence for 4-H Clubs and Groups can be found here (PDF 0.1MB). Submit forms to the State 4-H Office by June 1st annually.
- BRONZE Clover, club receives a BRONZE Clover Certificate and name printed in the 4-H newsletter.
- SILVER Clover, club receives a SILVER Clover Certificate and name printed in the 4-H newsletter.
- GOLD Clover, club receives a GOLD Clover Certificate and name printed in the 4-H newsletter.
- EMERALD Clover, club receives an EMERALD Clover Certificate, name printed in the 4-H newsletter and name in a news article submitted to the local newspaper for publication.
National 4-H Volunteer e-Forum was a 3-part, web-based interactive series held at Extension offices and other locations across the country during the fall of 2017. If you missed e-Forum, don't worry. Click the date below to view the recorded session!!!
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.
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.
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.
- Volunteer Application (PDF 1.2 MB)
- Background Check Consent (PDF 1.2 MB; needs to be completed every 4 years)
- Disclosure Form (PDF 0.1 MB; needs to be completed annually, except when full background checks are conducted)
- DMV Consent (PDF 0.1 MB; needs to be completed annually for volunteers that transport youth)
- Youth 4-H Membership form (PDF 0.5 MB; youth only)
- Youth Group Enrollment form (PDF 0.2 MB)
- New Charter Application (PDF 0.2MB)
- Annual Charter Renewal (PDF 0.2MB)
- Standards of Excellence - Club Award (PDF 0.1MB; forms due to State 4-H Office by June 1st annually-Recognized in 4-H Newsletter and at Volunteer Leaders Symposium)
- Insurance Information (PDF 0.1MB) - Link: http://www.clemson.edu/administration/risk/accident-insurance/enrollment-request-form-cu-coop.html