Volunteering with Iowa 4-H

Are you curious about volunteering for 4-H? Check out our orientation videos  and other volunteer support resources found on the website. Visit with Extension staff in your county office about volunteer opportunities.

Over 10,000 volunteers guide 4-H members in becoming productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders, and successful learners.  But just as important as what volunteers give is what they get back!  In a recent survey, Iowa volunteers shared that:


“My volunteer experience has helped me both professionally and with my family. I seem to look at kids in a different light and try to encourage all to be the best that they can be.” ~ 2008 Volunteer Impact Study


“I feel a great sense of excitement and pride when youth accomplish something they never thought they could do. It is wonderful to see kids work through a project and feel proud of what they can do. This keeps me volunteering in school and church, as well as the 4-H program. I believe youth can be encouraged to do great things.” ~ 2008 Volunteer Impact Study


Iowa 4-H needs many volunteers who are willing to share creative ideas, time, talent, and skills to support youth at the community, county, and state level. 

If you are a current volunteer – thanks for all you do! 

Iowa 4-H Volunteer Philosophy


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