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How to Become a 4-H Volunteer

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 300 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 woodworking or cake decorating), leading a session at camp, or helping in the UW-Extension office. Review the wide variety of project areas Waukesha County offers to see if there is a skill set you have that you’d like to teach to youth. Contact the UW-Extension office at (262) 548-7770 to inquire about the many other opportunities available.

Steps to Become an Adult Volunteer

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. The Youth Protection Process assures the quality of the program. To become a 4-H Adult Volunteer Leader, we need you to complete the following steps:

1. Enroll in Waukesha County 4-H Youth Development through 4HOnline

2. Complete the online mandated reporter training (takes about 30-45 minutes)

  • It provides valuable information about how to recognize signs of child abuse and will provide the basis for some conversation at the in-person training
  • Print the certificate of completion and bring it to the in-person 4-H Adult Volunteer Orientation
  • The training can be accessed through your 4HOnline profile.

3. Register for and attend the in-person 4-H Adult Volunteer Training - VIP.

To register contact Molly Ellis 4-H Program Assistant, at (262) 548-7774 or at mellis@waukeshacounty.gov

4-H Youth Development staff conduct a confidential background check through the Department of Justice.

Volunteer Opportunities

County Level:

  • Activities & Events Committee
  • Awards Committee
  • Camp (summer) Committee
  • Expansion & Review Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Food Stand Committee
  • Fundraising Committee
  • Leadership Committee
  • Promotion Committee

Club Level:

  • Club Manager
  • Enrollment Manager
  • General Leader
  • SPIN Club Leader

Project Level:

  • Project Leader
  • Resource Leader

Youth and Family Educator

James M. Boling, Jr.
(262) 548-7784

4-H Support Staff

Molly Ellis
(262) 548-7774


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