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

If interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, contact us at 920-232-1974 or matthew.welter@ces.uwex.edu

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.

2014 Winnebago County Fair Volunteers needed!

Volunteers help make the Winnebago County Fair possible.  Volunteers are needed for various 4-H events and junior fair areas.  If you can help in any way, contact Sarah Thompson, 920-232-1970 or sthompson@co.winnebago.wi.us .  Please include the day, time, and area that you can help.  Feel free to help multiple days!  All volunteer assignments will be confirmed prior to fair.  All activities take place at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds at 500 E County Rd Y, Oshkosh WI 54901.

Sunday, August 3  4-H Dipper, the 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County Fair

  •   A small group of youth and adults are needed to clean and prepare the 4-H Dipper for the Winnebago County Fair. Time is flexible. For complete explanation of responsibilities, see below under “4-H Dipper Committee”
  • Any questions please contact Scott Richter at 920-420-4955 or richter.scott17@gmail.com
Monday, August 4
  • Preparing the entry area from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers would put out signs, entry materials, and assemble judging materials.
  •  Entry area – help is needed to pass out entry tags to exhibitors and help answer exhibitor questions. Support from the Fair Board for answering questions is available. Monday, August 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  •  Youth or adult volunteers are needed to help between 1:30-7:30 p.m. during judging at the Winnebago County Fair. Roles include clerks or workers. Clerks record the results the exhibitors receive in a book. Workers help move individual exhibits and set them up into a pleasing display that fair goers look at during the fair. Areas needing help include:

o Cultural Arts
o Photography
o Youth Leadership
o Communications
o Electricity
o Mechanical Science
o Model Horse & Horse Education
o Clothing
o Knitting & Crocheting
o Home Environment
o Family Living

Tuesday, August 5
  • Volunteers are needed from 12:30p.m. -1:30 p.m. to prepare the entry area and judging materials.
  • Entry area – help is needed to pass out entry tags to exhibitors and help answer exhibitor questions. Support from the Fair Board for answering questions is available. Tuesday, August 5 from Noon-8:00p.m.
  •  4-H Dipper, the 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County FairYouth or adult volunteers are needed to help between 1:30-7:30 p.m. during judging at the Winnebago County Fair. Roles include clerks or workers. Clerks record the results the exhibitors receive in a book. Workers help move individual exhibits and set them up into a pleasing display that fair goers look at during the fair. Areas needing help include:
    •  Help is needed to receive deliveries throughout the day. Help at anytime of the day is welcomed.

o Plant & Soil Science
o Flowers & House Plants
o Exploring
o Cloverbuds
o Foods & Nutrition

Wednesday, August 6  4-H Dipper, the 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County Fair

Thursday, August 7  4-H Dipper, the 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County Fair

  • Breakfast & Day Managers: For each shift (or for 2 shifts) a designated person is needed to be the “go-to” person in the 4-H Dipper. This individual makes sure the 4-H Dipper runs smoothly, properly, and answers customer service questions. Training provided.
  • Help is needed with Dog Show set-up between 7:00a.m.-8:00a.m.
  • Help is needed with the following animal shows with clerking, helping answering exhibitor questions, or assisting where needed:
    •  Dog: 9:30a.m.-approximately 2:00p.m.

• Any questions please contact Scott Richter at 920-420-4955 or richter.scott17@gmail.com .

Friday, August 8   4-H Dipper, the 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County Fair

  • Day Managers: For each shift (or for 2 shifts) a designated person is needed to be the “go-to” person in the 4-H Dipper. This individual makes sure the 4-H Dipper runs smoothly, properly, and answers customer service questions. Training provided.
Saturday, August 9   4-H Dipper, the 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County Fair

  • Day Managers: For each shift (or for 2 shifts) a designated person is needed to be the “go-to” person in the 4-H Dipper. This individual makes sure the 4-H Dipper runs smoothly, properly, and answers customer service questions. Training provided.
Sunday, August 10   4-H Dipper, the 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County Fair

  •  Breakfast & Day Managers: For each shift (or for 2 shifts) a designated person is needed to be the “go-to” person in the 4-H Dipper. This individual makes sure the 4-H Dipper runs smoothly, properly, and answers customer service questions. Training provided.
  •  Clean-up Crew: Starts on Sunday afternoon. For complete explanation of responsibilities, scroll below to 4-H Dipper Cleaning Crew- Sunday
  •  Junior Exhibits Release: Help is needed from 4:00-6:30 p.m. to oversee the release of the junior fair exhibits. Volunteers help exhibitors get exhibits, take exhibits down, or check exhibits out before they leave the Expo Building.
Monday, August 11  4-H Dipper, the 4-H Food Stand at the Winnebago County Fair

 

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 5-10, 2014.  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 mpeplow@co.winnebago.wi.us

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

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