Office Information


1202 Ag Center Drive
Pottsville, PA 17901


Phone: 570-622-4225

Fax: 570-622-4481


Office Hours

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

How to Become a Volunteer

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.

With the wide variety of programs offered through 4-H, 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.

Why should I consider becoming a leader?

  • You are needed to help youth become better citizens
  • You will learn a great deal about young people, leadership, and yourself
  • You will enjoy serving and making friends with young people through 4-H
  • You can share your skills, talents, and hobbies with young people

What kinds of leaders are there?

  • Organizational Leaders are key to organizing and directing the 4-H group or club
  • Project Leaders teach 4-H'ers in specific project areas
  • Activity Leaders guide the 4-H member with demonstrations, exhibiting, recreation, etc.
  • Teen Leaders assist the leaders by helping the younger 4-H'ers with projects, activities, etc.

How much time must I commit?

You will work with the cooperative extension professional in your county to determine the amount of time you will need to successfully deliver the program you choose. 


How do I become a Screened Volunteer?

To serve as a volunteer leader, either as an organizational leader or project leader, potential leaders must complete the Penn State Extension screening process.  Contact the extension office at 570-622-4225 for a copy of the written screening application to get started! This process is FREE to you!