Adult volunteers are essential to the 4-H program. Volunteers put 4-H’s researched-based, learn-by-doing model in action. They help youth learn and practice skills such as problem solving, decision making, and communicating – skills crucial for their success in school, careers, and communities. There are approximately 200 adult volunteers that have fun while making a positive impact on the youth in Waukesha County. Would you like to join them?
Volunteers contribute their time in a variety of ways – sharing a specific skill as a project leader (like drones, dogs, woodworking or cake decorating), leading a session at camp, or helping in the UW-Madison Extension office.
Volunteer Role Descriptions comply with UW-Madison's policies concerning volunteers and state liability insurance coverage. All adults will need to select a club and volunteer type in 4HOnline. Your choices are:
Club Enrollment Coordinator (formerly Club Enrollment or Club Manager)
Club Leader (Includes Organizational/General and Co-Organizational/Co-General)
Project Leader (includes Key Leader and Resource Leader)
4-H is proud of being a proactive, youth-serving organization with an excellent reputation for providing a healthy and safe environment for its members. In order to be recognized as an 4-H active volunteer you need to complete the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development program, all adults age 18 and over must participate in the Youth Protection Program. The Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development Youth Protection process includes all of the following:
1. Volunteer Application Form (4HOnline) which includes signed Volunteer Behavior Expectation Form and Assumption of Risk
2. Online Mandatory Report Training for Volunteers
3. UW-Madison Extension Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) Training*
4. Successful Background Check, UW-Madison Extension new background check vendor is HireRight.
*Upcoming Volunteer in Preparation (VIP) Trainings: Register here at this link -
To register contact Molly Ellis 4-H Program Assistant, at (262) 548-7774 or at email@example.com
UW Extension Waukesha County 4-H
Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.