Volunteering for Howard County 4-H can provide you with a wide variety of opportunities to encourage, educate and mentor youth.  Volunteer jobs may be one-time events, such as teaching a project workshop or may be ongoing like becoming a 4-H Club Leader.  To begin the process you should first…


Organizational Leader –support members by providing meaningful educational experiences to help youth grow and reach their fullest potential through a 4-H club experience and by informing and encouraging members, parents, and other volunteers to actively participate in appropriate 4-H opportunities to stimulate the best chance for their success.
Project Leader –help youth develop life skills and skills and information about a specific project.  Support members by providing meaningful educational experiences to help youth grow and reach their fullest potential through a 4-H club experience.
Clover Kids Leader –promote children’s positive development through cooperative learning and developmentally appropriate practices by providing opportunities for K-3 youth to practice 5 life skills: self-understanding, social interaction, decision-making, learning to learn and mastering physical skills.


Becoming a Howard County 4-H Volunteer is a fairly simple process.  However, our youth are our most valuable resource and we hold our volunteers to the highest standards of quality and safety.  For their protection we do require a letter of intent and a number of reference and safety checks for our ongoing volunteers.  After submission of your letter of intent you will be required to complete the following forms including: volunteer application, youth safety agreement, driving record check, child abuse registry check and criminal records check.  We also check the sex offender registry each year.


The following are resources for the current leaders of Howard County.
     Green Clover                          
     Black & White Clover             
SAMPLE LETTER TO A NEW FAMILY                            
4-H CLUB PROGRAM PLAN                                             
TIPS TO SET A MEETING UP FOR SUCCESS                            


County 4-H News

May 27, 2015

Join us at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 31 form 1-4 for a beef project workshop.

May 14, 2015

Three Howard County 4-H Senior members were honored with 4-H Alumni Scholarships at recent awards ceremonies.

May 7, 2015

The annual Christina Hixson Opportunity Award was presented to Danielle Baldwin at the Crestwood Awards Ceremony.

2015 Spring Fair State Fair Winners
April 17, 2015

Howard County 4-H members participated in 4-H Spring Fair - Dare To Discover.

CWF Wreath Team
April 12, 2015

Howard County 4-H'ers participated in Citizenship Washington Focus Trip recently. Those that participated in the wreath presented at the Tomb of the Unknown solder were Dylan Aschenbremmer, Kayla Hruska, Katelyn Leiran and Abraham Schmitt.

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