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Become a Winneshiek County 4-H Volunteer in Simple Steps

Note: Winneshiek County 4-H does not require all parents to register as a volunteer. Parents will receive all necessary information through their youth's 4-H Online profile. Parents are always welcome to become more involved and become a volunteer! If you have questions email winneshiek4h@iastate.edu



Steps to becoming a Volunteer

Decided you want to make an impact

Decide that you want to help kids grow and explore their futures.

Submit Application Form

Fill out our Winneshiek County 4-H Volunteer Application and Interest Form.

Find what SPARKS your interest

Work with 4-H Staff to match your volunteer interest to our volunteer needs

Complete Background Screening

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.

Enroll as a Volunteer Online

Enroll in 4-H Online and attend a local/state training.

Share your knowledge with others

Share your skills, knowledge, and talents while having FUN with kids!

Potential Volunteer Opportunities


4-H Club Leader

Club volunteers provide overall leadership to club or group organizations, 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 or Livestock Committees

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. For a complete job description to see what Linn County has to offer email winneshiekcoext@gmail.com.

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 them. Visit Information for Judges for additional details.

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 us to learn more about 4-H volunteer opportunities in your county.