We always want and need good volunteers. 

There are a variety of ways to volunteer with 4-H depending on your time availability, skills and interests.  Some possibilities include:

  • School enrichment programs
  • Project mentoring connected to your current hobby
  • Guest speakers for club meetings
  • Day camp group leaders
  • Supervise/chaperone youth events
  • Paperwork/data entry in the office
  • County fair assistance
  • Club leader
  • Alumni Association Information     Membership Form

Please contact the Washington County Extension Office, 319-653-4811, for more information on volunteering with the 4-H youth of Washington County.

County 4-H News

Siberian Tiger
January 6, 2015

Washington County 7th-9th  grade 4-H’ers are invited to attend Region 15 4-H Intermediate Trip to Omaha, Nebraska, March 13-14.  Overnight will be spent at the Henry Doorly Zoo with the penguins after enjoying a night hike and behind the scenes tour.   4-H’ers will visit the Strategic Air & Space Museum to learn about past, present and future aircraft.  They will also visit the Durham Museum and then end the trip with a high energy visit to the indoor trampoline park Defy Gravity which includes dodgeball and laser maze.  Click here for registration form.

January 5, 2015

Washington County Extension & 4-H and Lincoln Elementary are partnering together Feb 9-12 to offer a 4 day mini-science camp called Shake Things Up – Designing Earthquake Resistant Structures.  This camp is open to any 4th- 5thgrade student who wants to experiment more with science, earthquake engineering, shake tables, and building codes.  Click here for registration form.

January 5, 2015

The Washington County Extension Office is accepting applications for the 4-H Leadership Development Program.  Participants must be members of the Washington County 4-H program and be in grades 9 - 11.  This course focuses on building leadership skills including communication, team building, problem solving and event planning.  Completion is a requirement to apply for county Council or ELITE Project Team in 2015-2016.  Click here for application.

January 4, 2015

4-H and FFA members involved in the poultry project are invited to attend a free poultry workshop on Saturday, February 28, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Washington County Extension Office.  Click here for flyer.  

Amy Green
November 4, 2014

In 2013, a new statewide initiative was introduced in Iowa 4-H. The establishment of peer groups was added as a new resource to support new staff across the state. The peer groups are led by experienced staff from across the state. Washington County Extension 4-H/Youth Coordinator, Amy Green, was one of four chosen for this honor beginning in 2014.

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