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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 here: http://wcwpds.wisc.edu/mandatedreporter/

    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

    Upcoming training dates:

    • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:00 - 9:00 pm Waukesha County Administration Center, Room 255, (515 W. Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188)
    • Tuesday, February 7, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 pm Waukesha County Administration Center, Room G55, (515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188)
    • Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:00 - 9:00 pm Waukesha County Administrative Center, Room G55, (515 W. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188)


    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





  • 4-H Youth Development Educator

    Cindy Sarkady
    (262) 548-7784
    cindy.sarkady@ces.uwex.edu
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Civil Rights Statement: University of Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.