4-H Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

4-H at the Iowa State Fair from August 7-21

Adults and youth can help one or many days with 4-H at the State Fair. Potential volunteer opportunities include check-in/check-out, livestock shows, Awardrobe event, Bratney robotics challenge, evening exhibit hosts, and many more. A complete list of opportunities and registration information can be found on the 4-H at the Iowa State Fair webpage.


Communication and the Arts Volunteer Opportunities

The communication and arts program lead is looking for several volunteers this summer. Please email Clark Colby (cacolby3@gmail.com) to find out more information. Potential volunteer experiences include:

  • Des Moines Art Festival: June 22-23-24-25. We have a booth with art activities. Needs to be able to answer questions about 4-H program and assist with activity.
  • Design Camp July 9-14. Help with workshops. Drawing experience is welcome!
  • Iowa 4-H Reporters, Iowa State Fair - Help create audio/video reports. Communications/Reporting background appreciated.
  • Food Photographer/Mentor - Tuesday August 8th. Photographing with students all the food exhibits entered at the State Fair. Cataloging online for display.
  • Camera Corps - Monthly Jury panel to jury and give positive critical feedback to each youth submission. I will provide training but previous photography experience is helpful. 

Upcoming Events

Register for a 4-H Summer Camp at Clover Woods 

Check out the list of special themed summer camp offerings below hosted at Clover Woods (1991 Peach Avenue, Madrid, Iowa 50156).


June 19-22 Drone Discovery Camp

June 25-29 STEM Survival Camp

July 9-14 Design Dimensions Camp


More information about each camp, along with registration links can be found on the Iowa 4-H Camping webpage.


Iowa 4-H Day at the Iowa State Fair

Wave your 4-H flag and join fellow 4-H alumni at the Iowa State Fair on August 11. Register in advance and stop by our booth on the Grand Concourse that day to pick up your 4-H Alumni membership card. This card will be good for discounts around the fairgrounds! 4-H Alumni Day at the Fair registration.