4-H Volunteer Club Leader


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707 Pinehurst Avenue-------CarthageCarthage, NC 28327



POSITION TITLE: 4-H Volunteer Club Leader

TERM OF RESPONSIBILITY: 1 year minimum, but leaders are encouraged to serve for several consecutive years.

TIME COMMITMENT: Average of one hour of planning time for every one hour of club activity (a typical club meeting lasts between 1 to 2 hours). Two hours bi-annually to attend leaders meetings or additional training opportunities. Additional time may be committed at the discretion of the individual.

PURPOSE: To provide overall 4-H club leadership. This includes coordinating members, parents and involving other leaders. The 4-H club leader communicates with other volunteers, county 4-H staff, club members and 4-H members’ parents and families to maintain smooth operation of the club. Support youth, volunteers and county 4-H staff members in conducting meaningful, educational experiences to help youth grow and reach their fullest potential. 4-H club leaders can be an individual, a team or a group of people that have specific roles that fulfill the 4-H club leader responsibilities.


1) Commit to young people and their growth in all areas.

  • Be dedicated to youth and be sensitive to their abilities and needs.
  • Help members gain life skills such as decision making, problem solving, self-responsibility, accountability, communication, goal setting, citizenship, caring relationships, leadership, healthy lifestyle choices and career exploration skills in project work.
  • Encourage youth to learn and experiment with new ideas, techniques and skills.
  • Provide feedback to members, letting them know when they are doing a good job and advising them when they need to improve. Praise youth for the progress they make.
  • Inform and encourage members, parents and other volunteers to actively participate in 4-H opportunities.

2) Provide a safe environment for all youth.

  • Follow all guidelines and policies of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, the North Carolina 4-H and the Moore County 4-H program.

3) Coordinate project activities (meetings, work sessions, demonstrations, educational tours).

  • Attend club meetings and activities. If unable to attend, make arrangements for another approved 4-H volunteer to oversee activities.
  • Recruit new members, including underserved youth, when the club has openings.
  • Guide the club in setting goals, planning and carrying out activities.
  • Read 4-H newsletters and information from the Moore County Cooperative Extension office and share with members, parents and other volunteers.
  • Inform members and parents of project requirements and deadlines.
  • Welcome parents’ ideas, activity and project assistance, cooperation, support and attendance at 4-H activities.

4) Work closely with the county Cooperative Extension staff.

  • Communicate with staff regarding learning activities and materials, problems and participation in county, area, state and national events.
  • Collect enrollment and other information needed by Cooperative Extension office and adhere to deadlines.
  • Keep county 4-H staff member informed of club activities.
  • Participate in two or more volunteer development opportunities each year.
  • Submit year-end reports, including financial, to the Cooperative Extension office by the deadline.


  • Sincere interest in working with youth and adults in the community.
  • Ability to communicate with youth and adults.
  • Ability to resolve conflict positively and constructively.
  • Ability to organize, plan, delegate responsibility and carry out assignments.
  • Available time to carry out the club leader role.
  • Willingness to seek out resources and information.
  • Be a positive role model for youth.
  • Motivate and foster positive self esteem, decision making, problem solving, responsibility, leadership, career exploration and other life skills in youth.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE: Cooperative Extension provides leader training and subject matter training upon request.

REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must meet the following requirements before participating as a 4-H club leader: complete and return the NC 4-H Volunteer Application, 4-H Volunteer Agreement and Standards of Behavior, 4-H Club Leader Position Description and Agreement, complete and pass a background check, and attend a new leader orientation.


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training

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