Volunteers play a vital role in the ongoing growth and development of those in the 4‑H Youth Development program.
Volunteer to Help Grow True Leaders
Our network of over 500,000 volunteers provide caring and supportive mentoring to all 6 million 4‑H’ers, helping them grow into true leaders. Volunteers are managed through local 4‑H offices so we recommend contacting your community’s 4‑H office to learn how you can get involved.
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Research shows that 4‑H helps young people excel beyond their peers. The 4‑H Study of Positive Youth Development, conducted by Tufts University, explores the impact that participation in 4‑H has on youth.
Each year, state 4-H programs nominate two outstanding individual volunteers through the 4-H Salute to Excellence Awards.* The Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award is given to an individual who has spent 10 or more years as a 4-H volunteer while the Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual who has volunteered for 4-H less than 10 years.