Volunteer

There are Six Simple Steps to Becoming a Jefferson County Volunteer

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!
 

Current Volunteer Opening: Afterschool Adventures

 

Current Volunteer Opening: Clover Kids

 

Potential Volunteer Opportunities

4-H Club Leader

 
Club volunteers provide overall leadership to club or group organization, overseeing the structure and operation and serving as the club’s contact with Extension staff and other 4-H volunteers.They help 4-H club members grow and reach their fullest potential by supporting them to conduct meaningful, educational experiences. View a complete club leader position description.
 

Project Leader

 
Project volunteers help members plan and conduct projects. Sometimes project volunteers assist with clubs that are organized around one project area and sometimes a project volunteer assists youth interested in a specific project area but the youth belong to a club with members interested in many different project areas. A good example is a horse project club - where the entire focus of the club is on horses. View a complete project leader position description
 

Clover Kids Volunteer

 
Clover Kids volunteers promote positive development for children ages K-3 through cooperative learning and developmentally appropriate practices. They provide opportunities for youth to practice 5 life skills:  self-understanding, social interaction, decision-making, learning to learn, and mastering physical skills. View a complete Clover Kids volunteer position description.
 

4-H Judge

 
4-H judges support learning and growth opportunities for youth through the project judging experience at local county fairs. It allows adults to share their expertise with 4-H youth by judging projects that interest to them. Visit Information for Judges for additional details.
 

4-H Mentor

 
4-H mentors provide new 4-H volunteers with the support, encouragement, training and personal contact to help them become well-rounded, knowledgeable, confident 4-H volunteers. This position will help produce a solid network of volunteers to enhance our 4-H youth program. View a complete 4-H mentor position description
 

County 4-H Volunteer

 
 
There are many ways to support the 4-H program at the county level. Volunteers are needed to give guidance to policy and priority setting and to conduct county and regional programs and activities. Contact your local ISU Extension and Outreach Office to learn more about 4-H volunteer opportunities in your county.
 

CLICK HERE for a complete list of Volunteer Resources

County 4-H News

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November 8, 2018

TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR ALL YOUTH

 

Current volunteer openings:

  • 4-H Afterschool Adventures is looking for 2-3 individuals interested in helping for two hours/week at our Washington Elementary program. Assist our Youth Outreach Educator to deliver educational content in a safe environment. Help promote positive development through age-appropriate activities for children in grades K-1. This is a great opportunity for high school students, 4-H alumni, stay-at-home parents, retired educators, and YOU!
  • Jefferson County 4-H is looking for 1-2 individuals to lead a Clover Kids group. These volunteers promote positive development for children ages K-3 through cooperative learning and developmentally appropriate practices. They provide opportunities for youth to practice five life skills: self-understanding, social interaction, decision-making, learning to learn, and mastering physical skills. Time commitment is approximately 2-3 hours/month.
November 2, 2018

From state project awards to State 4-H Council to national leadership trips, apply for State 4-H Recognition! Applications will be open from November 15th - February 1st.

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