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Volunteer Opportunities

 Volunteers in 4-H Youth Development programs:

  • Lead workshops to share knowledge with young people
  • Chaperone field trips and leadership conferences
  • Work in partnership (adults and youth) to lead 4-H clubs, activities and events
  • Help plan and conduct events
  • Recruit other volunteers
  • Develop and evaluate 4-H Youth Development programs
  • Contribute through promoting and supporting 4-H

Volunteering is a privilege. All that’s needed is a desire to provide quality educational programs and experiences with youth. Previous 4-H Youth Development experience is not necessary.

Becoming a Volunteer:

All 4-H Youth Development Volunteers working with youth are required to complete the Wisconsin 4-H Youth Protection program, which includes:

  • a background check for arrest and conviction records;
  • participation in a volunteer orientation program; and
  • annually signing the Volunteer Behavior Expectations form

Volunteer Opportunities as of May 1, 2013

If interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, contact us at 920-232-1974 or 

4-H Summer Camp Chaperones

At least 12 adults (minimum age 21 at time of camp) are needed for 4-H summer camp, July 22-25 at Upham Woods, outside of Wisconsin Dells.  Help is especially needed for male volunteers (currently none are signed-up and 2-3 are needed) and for those who are first aid/CPR certified.  This is a great opportunity for adults to have a positive impact on youth in Winnebago County in grades 3-8.

Time Commitment

  • 3-4 hours prior to camp for training
  • Monday, July 22 at 11:00a.m.-Thursday, July 25 at 1:00p.m.


  • Work closely with 4-H Youth Development Educator, Adult Camp Director, and Youth Junior Director to ensure a safe and inclusive environment at camp
  • If possible, ride bus with campers to and from camp
  • Sleep in cabins to provide overnight supervision
  • Attend activities throughout camp to provide supervision
  • Assist as needed with counselors and campers to ensure and provide a safe and inclusive environment at camp


  • Current 4-H leader OR must become a 4-H leader before camp (includes about a 2 hour orientation, training, and background check)
  • Minimum age of 21 at time of camp
  • Enjoy working with youth
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Additional certifications of CPR/First Aid, 4-H Shooting Sports leader, life guard, etc. a bonus, but not required.


  • Helping provide a positive youth development experience for many youth

Leaders around the Lake Planning Committee

Winnebago, Outagamie, Calumet, and Fond du Lac Counties provide a one-day conference for older youth and adults on the 4th Saturday of January, and rotate responsibility hosting.  Winnebago County will be hosting the event in 2014 and older youth and adults are needed to be part of the planning committee.  Time and responsibilities will vary depending on your availability and commitment level.

Time Commitment

  • Initial planning meeting on Monday, May 13 from 7:00-8:30p.m. at the Extension Office.  Those participating in this meeting will help decide on possible sessions and speakers for the conference.
  • 5-10 (or more) hours throughout the year to help with planning and preparations
  • Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 7:00a.m.-3:00p.m. for the event


  • Assist in identifying possible sessions and speakers for the conference
  • Assist with planning and preparations throughout the year
  • Attend the event and help in various roles needed that day:  Registration, room host, food, etc.


  • 4-H member in at least 6th grade during the 2013-2014 school year or 4-H parent or leader

Sorting Fabric

Help is needed to sort a recent large donation of fabric to the Winnebago County 4-H program.  Between 2-6 volunteers are needed.

Time Commitment

  • 4-8 hours depending on the number of volunteers
  • Time is flexible and will be based on when volunteers and space is available.


  • Sort and label fabric donation


  • Knowledge of fabric/material types to categorize

4-H Volunteer Leader Roles and Opportunities:

In 4-H, most volunteers lead projects for a local year-round club or short-term 4-H group. But there are many ways that volunteers get involved.

Project Leaders

Resources on a wide variety of major topics . . . from art to woodworking, from computers to rabbits, from clothing to small engines. To view all available projects here in Winnebago County, click here.

Lego Leader

The newly developed Lego project is looking for an additional leader(s). In order for this enthusiastic group to continue to grow in their team building and creativity thinking and engineering skill building additional youth or adult volunteer(s) are needed. All that is required is a passion for Lego’s and lots of enthusiasm. If you are interested, please contact the office at 920-232-1974.

Shooting Sports Leaders

The shooting sports project is looking for additional leaders. More leaders are needed in order to expand the disciplines we offer. If you are interested in archery, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading, air pistol or wildlife and ecology, and want to help with the youth, please see us. We will help get you certified to teach 4-H Shooting Sports. Let us know if you are interested. Please call Dave or Jackie Salm at 920-836-3861.

4-H Dipper Committee – The 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County Fair

Volunteers are needed to help prepare, supervise, and close-up the 4-H Dipper, the 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County Fair, August 6-11, 2013.  Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the fair for the following positions.  If interested in volunteering, contact the office at 920-232-1974 or 

Overview of Positions

4-H Dipper Manager(s)

4-H Dipper Supply Manager

4-H Dipper Equipment Manager

4-H Dipper Cleaning Crew

4-H Dipper Delivery Supervisor

4-H Dipper Breakfast Manager

4-H Dipper Day Manager

4-H Dipper Closing Crew – Sunday

4-H Dipper Closing Crew – Monday