For more than 100 years, 4-H has been empowering youth to speak through action and helping them develop the skills they need to lead the communities of tomorrow.
We need volunteers to lead our programs and help youth throughout Louisiana develop the life skills they need to do well, do good, do-over, do amazing, do STEM, do leadership, do healthy, do differently!
You can help spark change and make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of Louisiana children, as well as support your community.
Help us create a culture and generation of doers. Apply to serve with Louisiana 4-H.
*Totals are based on the 2019-2020 volunteer engagement questionnaire.
Volunteers play a critical role in Louisiana 4-H. They generously craft and deliver high-quality educational programs, serve as program leaders and overnight chaperones, maintain advisory positions on 4-H councils and foundation boards, advocate for the needs of our 4-H programs and our members, and enable us to address critical societal issues and contribute to the public good. Without our army of well-trained and hard-working volunteers, our programs would not be able to educate and engage over 200,000 youth each year.
A variety of volunteer roles are available across numerous project areas, including:
If you are interested in serving with Louisiana 4-H, you should contact the parish 4-H Office in your area about opportunities to serve. Next, you can follow these steps:
Step 1: Complete the volunteer enrollment form.
Register as a volunteer online at https://www.4honline.com/.
Step 2: Complete a leader screening.
Volunteers that work with Louisiana 4-H in a direct-service role will be required to complete a background screening. Screenings can be processed online and take 5-10 minutes to complete. An agent in your parish office will receive a notification that your screening is complete within a few days.
Step 3: Complete any required volunteer screenings and trainings.
Learn more about required online training materials and how to access them.
Each of our over 60 4-H school clubs are lead by teachers and other volunteers. If you are a club leader and are looking for an electronic copy of the Leader Guide, find it below. The Leader Guide contains tips on how to run a club and important forms to be turned in on a yearly basis to the 4-H Office. If you are a club leader and need to enroll as a volunteer please visitwww.lsuagcenter.com/4henrollto register.
The Letters to Leaders series provides volunteers with the resources they need to develop a successful 4-H club or project. The series covers a vast number of topics, from getting started with 4-H to conducting meetings, experiential learning, and more! Visit the page Letters to 4-H Volunteer Leaders for more information!
In collaboration with the Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Leaders Association (VLA), the 4-H State Office regularly produces a newsletter with information and resources just for volunteers. You can subscribe to the newsletter, as well as view previous versions: