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
Over 10,000 volunteers guide 4-H members in becoming productive citizens, outstanding communicators, effective leaders and successful learners.
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!
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. Read more about SSTFI Volunteer and Judges Information
All counties are using on-line enrollment for families and members.
If you have questions about the on-line enrollment and livestock identification process, please contact your local county Extension office and they will be glad to help you through the process.
When you are ready to enroll, re-enroll, or identify livestock, go to 4HOnline (Iowa login) Read more about 4hOnline Information for Families and Leaders
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. Read more about State 4-H Recognition Day
This page includes many different links and documents to 4-H Volunteer Resources. Read more about Volunteer Resources
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. Read more about Volunteer Training
The 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair is made possible through volunteers and hired youth staff.