Translate this page: Espanol Francais Deutsch Espanol Italiano Portugese Japanese Korean Chinese Arabic

4-H Volunteer Resources - Colorado 4-H Youth Development

Become A Volunteer Leader

Join over 13,000 parents and other adults committed to the “Revolution of Responsibility” in the Colorado 4-H youth development movement! How do you become a 4-H leader? Contact your county office to begin the process. The safety of 4-H members is paramount. You’ll be asked to fill out an application and undergo a national background and motor vehicle check in order to become a volunteer.

Forms & Important Information
Become a Volunteer Leader
Adult Code of Conduct
Chaperone Responsibilities
Q&A 4-H Tax Exempt Status (updated version coming soon)
Volunteer Evaluations

Cloverleaf Work Group Invitation

The 4-H Cloverleaf Work Group is made up of two 4-H volunteers from each of the three regions in Colorado who exemplify the acronym LEAF (Leadership, Energy, Attitude, Future of 4 H). Representatives from this group will participate in the 4-H Roundtable, which is a bi-monthly Zoom video conference with State 4-H Staff, 4-H Work Team Leaders, and other Extension Agents from around Colorado. Roundtable members help set and revise the State 4-H policies that guide the Colorado 4-H program, and provide input regarding use of state 4-H fees and on emerging issues that are managed by the State 4-H Office. Members of the 4-H Cloverleaf Work Group will also work in consultation with the Volunteer Work Team, meet quarterly via a Zoom meeting and serve either a one or two-year term.

Forms & Important Information
Cloverleaf Work Group Nominee Application (fillable pdf)
Cloverleaf Work Group Invitation Letter

4-H Volunteer Leader Resources

Volunteers are the "heart" of 4-H! You build the capacity of 4-H to reach tens of thousands Colorado youth every year. As a 4-H Leader you play a key role as an adult mentor and role model for young people that live in your community.

We have many resources to prepare you to work in an environment of positive youth development and support your efforts. Our shared goal is to build life skills in young people and prepare them for a successful transition into adulthood.

If you are looking for Club Resources, you will find them located here.

4-H Volunteer Orientation ( E-Learning Course )
The online e-Learning modules are designed to help adults become familiar with Colorado 4-H Youth Development programs.

    The course has four components:
  • Lesson 1: Volunteer Roles & Relationships
  • Lesson 2: A Safe & Inclusive Environment
  • Lesson 3: Promoting Positive Youth Development
  • Lesson 4: Introduction to Experiential Learning

The online course does not need to be completed in one sitting but the overall training will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

To Access The E-Learning Modules

Please contact your county agent in order to have the online instructions sent to you directly.

Completion of this course does not guarantee your acceptance as a volunteer with Colorado State University Extension, 4-H Youth Development Programs.

4-H Leads for Leader's Guides

National 4-H Volunteer Website
Volunteers are the heart of 4-H. Now, there is a place where 4-H volunteers can connect with each other and find 4-H resources to help youth in your community.

Sportsmanship Resources
Go to top of this page
Last modified: Wed April 18 2018 11:26:01 AM