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Volunteer With 4-H

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The word volunteer spelled out with hands holding up each letter on a blue/grey background. A green 4-H clover sits above the word volunteer.

Volunteers are the heart of 4-H! We couldn’t do all the great things we do without caring adults dedicated to helping our community youth make the best better. If you’ve ever thought about becoming a volunteer with 4-H please see below on how to get involved in Haywood County.

Volunteer Roles

4-H Club Leader/Co-Leader

Provides leadership of a club. Usually meets with their club 1-2/month. Works with members and their families to coordinate club activities, community service projects, fundraisers, etc. Time commitment: 5-10 hours/month including planning time.

4-H Project Leader

Leads specific 4-H Project such as electric, sewing, public speaking, wildlife, etc. Time commitment: Lead 6+ hours of educational instruction, usually 4-6 weeks with 1-2 hours a week for a special interest project (short-term commitment. Can have same time commitment as ClubLeader for a project club.

4-H Program Volunteer

Chaperones 4-H events, helps with fundraising, extra hands at 4-H events/classes/workshops, recruiting new volunteers, school enrichment helpers, judging 4-H projects, coaching presentations, etc. Time commitment: varies/as needed.

Volunteer Registration Process

  1. Get in contact with the Haywood County 4-H agent (Leah Jorgensen) to share your interest in becoming a 4-H volunteer.
  2. Complete a 4-H Volunteer Application in 4-H Online (See Returning Adult/New Adult Volunteers Section in this article on how to do that.
  3. Once your application has been submitted Leah will reach out to you about necessary background screening required by the 4-H program.
  4. In order to maintain your volunteer status you must complete two volunteer trainings annually. These trainings may vary by topic and will be provided throughout the calendar year. This process will need to be completed annually.

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer with Haywood County 4-H please reach out to Leah Jorgensen, Haywood County 4-H Agent at 828-456-3575 or email at

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Leah Jorgensen, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionLeah JorgensenExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Leah Email Leah N.C. Cooperative Extension, Haywood County Center
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