Ways to Volunteer Your Time to Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Our 4-H program team is always interested in hearing from adults who are seeking ways to volunteer for the 4-H program, yet not having the time committment to be a club advisor.  This flyer offers 10 great ways in which you can help make our 4-H program achieve our goal to "make the best better"!  Contact our office is these ideas motivate you to become involved in Champaign County 4-H.

Preparing Youth for Success

In Ohio 4-H, we empower youth with the skills they need to lead for a lifetime! 4-H inspires curiosity, builds lifelong skills, fuels adventure, and grows leaders through fun, hands-on activities, that include clubs, projects, service, and camps. Kids can be a 4-H project member when they are 8 and in the third grade, and they can participate in competitive events like projects and judging at county fairs. Ohio 4-H project members select from 200+ projects based on their interest—what we call sparks in 4-H. 

Younger children age 5 and in kindergarten are Cloverbuds who enjoy group-centered, non-competitive activities until they are eligible to be a project member.  All 4-H members engage in hands-on learning in clubs, camps, and other settings with approved adult volunteers. Ohio 4-H volunteers are critical to the success of the 4-H program and undergo a thorough selection process. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the 4-H program and/or would like to talk more about becoming a 4-H volunteer, contact us today! 

You also can learn more about all Ohio State University Extension 4-H youth development programs at ohio4h.org

Melinda Ryan is the 4-H Educator for Champaign County.  She can be reached at ryan.1608@osu.edu.

Special Needs Accommodations

Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan. Visit ohio4h.org/about/join-4-h#winning-plan for more information and to download the request form.

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