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Working with Youth Committees

County Youth Committees are vital partners in fulfilling the mission of 4-H at the county level. Members are youth and adults from the county who are committed to taking an active role in the decision-making, planning, conducting and evaluating of county 4-H programs.

4-H Risk Management

We need to ensure that risks to the the 4-H program, the county extension districts, and Iowa State University are minimized and properly managed. Most importantly, we need to ensure that our most critical assets - our 4-H members - are protected.

Clover Kids Volunteer

You can help your child's Clover Kid group or start one of your own! We will give you the information, training, and other help to get you started. All volunteers must go through a background screening and attend training. Contact your county Extension office to get started.

The purpose of this is to promote children’s positive development through cooperative learning and developmentally appropriate practices. To provide opportunities for K-3 youth to practice 5 life skills:  self-understanding, social interaction, decision-making, learning to learn, and mastering physical skills.

Volunteers

Over 10,000 volunteers guide 4-H members in becoming productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders and successful learners.

Volunteer Management

These volunteer trainings are available for other 4-H programs to use but please give credit to Iowa State University Extension & Outreach 4-H. This website is intended to be for staff only. 

Volunteer Resources

This page includes many different links and documents to 4-H Volunteer Resources.

Information for 4-H Judges

To judge 4-H exhibits you must watch the State Fair Update Webinar and access the training items in the list below pertaining to the areas in which you with to judge. Your county Extension office or the county you are judging in should also provide project and judges tips sheets to you on request. 

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