Become a 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 Polk County Extension to find out about local opportunities.
4. Complete Iowa State University Extension’s Child Protection and Safety Policy (CPSP) process, including a background screening.
5. Attend a local/state training.
6. Share your skills, knowledge and talents while having FUN with kids!

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference in the lives of youth through one of our volunteer opportunities:

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.

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.

A listing of all of the 4-H and Clover Kids kits and curricula available in the Polk County Office. To reserve a kit or curriculum contact the Polk County Extension Staff at 515-957-5760 or polk4h@iastate.edu. If requesting a curriculum or program series to be delivered by Extension Staff please note we are normally booked 6-8 weeks in advance and schedules fill quickly. View the complete curriculum guide.