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Become a Volunteer!

Volunteers are needed as Organizational Club leaders, project leaders and activity leaders.

Volunteers are asked to serve for at least one year. Before you become a volunteer you must complete the following:

  • Volunteer in an existing club for 1 year
  • Receive a recommendation from the leader of the club which you volunteered with
  • Submit a Consent and Disclosure form
  • Complete the 4-H Volunteer Application
  • Provide 3 references
  • Attend the 4-H New Leader Training
  • Complete an interview with the Extension Educator
  • Complete online Mandated Reporter Training and submit certificates (2)
  • Obtain PA State Police Clearance at https://epatch.state.pa.us and PA Child Abuse History Clearance http://www.dhs.state.pa.us at and bring them to the Extension office.
  • Submit a signed Affidavit attesting to not having criminal convictions in another state if a resident of PA for past 10 or more years. If not a PA resident for past 10 years must obtain FBI Fingerprint Background Check.
  • Register in 4-H Enrollment System https://pa.4honline.com/Login

Authorized Adult

As an authorized adult you go through the screening process. You are not recognized as a 4-H leader but you can assist a 4-H leader as a screened individual to oversee youth.

Upon completion of all these requirements you will receive an acceptance letter. 4-H Leader Cards can be obtained from the organizational leader of your club.