When you volunteer to become a 4-H leader, you reap so many rewards, not only for yourself, but also for 4-H members, and your community. You can get involved in an activity or club that interests you and develop your skills while you enrich the lives of the youth you work with. The best way to learn about volunteering in 4-H is to donate some time to a local group.
The most necessary attributes for effective leadership are patience, love of children, good organizational skills, and taking time to share your experiences with youth.
4-H volunteers love to help kids learn, grow and succeed.
A pair of studies—one conducted in Pennsylvania and the other nationally—suggests that young people who participate in 4-H develop enhanced life skills, become better leaders and give back to their local communities.
The more parents and guardians are involved, the greater the benefits will be for 4-H members.