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Who can become a 4-H Volunteer?

Adults ages 18 and beyond are eligible to volunteer with the local 4-H program in multiple ways:

  1. Episodic Volunteer-  generally a one day committment or short term committment (example:  educational program leader, chaperone)
  2. Club Leader- monthly responsibility to organize a club meeting for youth and participate in 4-H related activities
  3. Committee Member- bi-annual responsibility to meet with the 4-H Agent to discuss program direction, funding, and/or review program activities

Here is a complete list of volunteer opportunities with responsibilties and time committments ->  Walton County Volunteer Handbook

 How do I become a 4-H Volunteer?

Volunteers must complete the following to be elgible for volunteer roles within 4-H:

  1. Enroll in 4honline by creating a family profile.
  2. Set up an appointment to meet with your 4-H Agent Jena Gilmore (
  3. Complete the Online Youth Protection Training
  4. Complete the State 4-H Volunteer Packet 2018State 4-H Volunteer Packet 2018 packet and return it to Sophia Cooney at the State 4-H Office
  5. Set up your livescan fingerprinting appointment with Sophia Cooney at a location near you.
  6. Once approved we will send you an approval letter and you can begin volunteering with 4-H!



  Volunteer Training Resources

The links below will allow you to take a self guided orientation of 4-H and how programs within it are organized.

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Jena Gilmore

4-H Youth Development Agent