Welcome! Below are five videos designed to provide potential volunteers information about the Iowa 4-H program. We hope you find these videos informative and get you excited about choosing a volunteer role. Caring, competent volunteers play an essential role in empowering young people to reach their full potential. We hope you become part of the 4-H Family! Read more about Volunteer Introduction Videos
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. Read more about Working with Youth Committees
Stay up-to-date with upcoming events and opportunities with 4-H! Check back often as information will be added as new opportunities become available.
Become an Iowa 4-H Volunteer in Six Simple Steps
1. Decide that you want to help kids grow and explore their futures.
2. Watch the Orientation videos to learn more about 4-H and opportunities available to you.
3. Contact your local ISU Extension office to find out about local opportunities.
4. Complete Iowa State University Extension’s Child Protection and Safety Policy (CPSP) process, including a background screening and agree to the Code of Conduct for Iowa 4-H Volunteers.
5. Attend a local/state training.
6. Share your skills, knowledge and talents while having FUN with kids!
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.
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. Read more about Clover Kids Volunteer
These enrollment forms are for the Iowa AmeriCorps 4H Environmental Education program. Read more about Environmental Education Enrollment Packet