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SSTFI Volunteer and Judges Information

It takes many volunteers to make the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa a successful event for around 700 young researchers from across the state of Iowa. This is a two-day event hosted at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa and we need volunteers to assist in advance of the event and during the event. There are opportunities for those that have a background in science, engineering, and technology and for those that want to support STEM exploration in Iowa’s youth.

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 Introduction Videos

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!

Volunteer Training

Competent, caring adult volunteers are an Essential Element of the Iowa 4-H program. Volunteers contribute their time and talents to 4-H and in return 4-H has the responsibility to provide them with the positive youth development knowledge and skills they need to effectively work with youth. 

State 4-H Recognition Day

Here you can find information about the different opportunities for Iowa 4-H member recognition on the state level. This includes the National 4-H Conference, National 4-H Congress, State 4-H Council, State Project Award, and the State 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Program.

Volunteers

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

Ways to Volunteer

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!

Volunteer Resources

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

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