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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 Day of Service

In April, 4‑H’ers across the nation will participate as True Leaders in Service in multiple community service projects, culminating in a National 4‑H Day of Service on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Help us celebrate this important time by registering local service events throughout the month of April on the National 4-H map!!! Community Service Fact Sheet (PDF 0.4 MB).  More information can be found at True Leaders in Service, National 4-H Council webpage

Register Your Event 2017 Infographic


Volunteer e-Forum

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!!!

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

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

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

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 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
PDF __MB March 2018
PDF __MB April 2018
PDF __MB May 2018
PDF __MB June 2018
PDF __MB July 2018
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

May 2017

Musical Paper Bags
Issue 4
PDF 2.4MB June 2017 Summer Bucket ListSummer Bucket List

Supplement 1

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

May 2016

Mosquito Mitigation
Issue 4 PDF 9.1MB June 2016 Heat Advisory!
Supplement 1 PDF 11.7MB July 2016 Hide and Seek


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