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Volunteer Opportunities

Organizational and Clover Kid Club Leader – Will be the main contact for Extension staff and provide overall leadership to a club, whether it is a current club or getting started with a new club. New clubs could be project specific, even afterschool. Invite others (assistant leaders, officers, members, families) to help complete tasks as needed.  There are two county required trainings per year (fall and spring) for club leaders.  (Clover Kids are children in K-3rd grade)


Organizational Assistant Club Leader – Will provide support to the club with specific tasks as determined with the club leader. Invite others (assistant leaders, officers, members, families) to help complete tasks as needed.


Organizational Mentor–  Will be a mentor to an independent 4-H member. These members are enrolled, but are not connected to a specific club. Mentor will need to meet with these members to visit about their projects, 4-H records, doing a service project, etc. Help guide them in the full 4-H experience.



Event or Committee Volunteer – Will help with one or more events/activities in the Black Hawk County 4-H Program. Examples of opportunities include and are not limited to:


  • Omelet Breakfast: serve on a committee or help the day of the event.
  • Fair: will help to set-up, take-down, write comments, serve as a superintendent, help secure trophy donations as well as many other fair opportunities available
  • Awards Banquet: will help serve, help revise the script, help secure awards donations.
  • Project Workshop/Show Clinics : will share your knowledge of a particular skill you have with the youth of Black Hawk County
  • Camps : Serve as a chaperone, oversee activities, help with project workshops, supervise overnight campers if applicable.
  • Lock-In: help to coordinate the lock-in, serve as a chaperone and help where needed
  • Evaluate Record Books : make positive helpful comments of the 4-Hers record books.
  • Promote 4-H throughout the community with a 4-H display (ex: parent teacher conferences, open houses in the schools local parades, and any events that may arise throughout the year).


Please complete the Volunteer Interest Sheet.


Other opportunities may arise throughout the year so please contact us so we can keep you up to date, please contact Diane Wolfe, County Youth Coordinator at 319-234-6811 or with any questions or interest in volunteering.


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