Office Information


PO Box 448
300 Center St
Ridgway, PA 15853


Phone: 814-776-5331

Fax: 814-776-5332


Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Information for Volunteers

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or are already an active 4-H volunteer, you have come to the right place! Being a 4-H Volunteer is a very rewarding experience. Learn about 4-H and how you can become a part of your local program!

Becoming a 4-H Volunteer

To become a 4-H Volunteer, contact your local Penn State Extension Office.  In Elk County, contact Natalie Aiello by phone (814-776-5330) or by e-mail (  Here are a few steps in the process of becoming a volunteer!

  • Call for information on projects and find your perfect fit for a club or volunteer experience.
  • Fill out the 4-H Volunteer Application and have your clearances ready! (4-H volunteers will have to have their Criminal History Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, and FBI Clearance completed before interacting with youth.)
  • Complete the Mandated Reporter Training
  • Come in for your interview!  This will help us find the perfect fit for you! 
  • Begin planning and recruiting members.

By volunteering to be a leader, you help to create amazing educational opportunities for youth in your community.  Volunteer today and make a difference tomorrow!


4-H Volunteers

If you are already an active volunteer, you are well aware of the difference that you make in the lives of the youth that you interact with!  Here are some reminders of things that need to be done in order to remain active!

  • Volunteers will need to have their clearances updated every 3 years.  Once you are an active volunteer, these will be covered by the local 4-H Program.
  • The Mandated Reporter Training will need to be taken every year.  Reminders will be sent to you!
  • Attend club meetings and encourage youth to do their best!
  • Attend volunteer update trainings to get the latest information about the local and state program.
Thank you for all you do!  The local 4-H Program would not be possible without volunteers like you!