first step in becoming a 4-H leader is to choose a the level of volunteer
commitment that is right for you. In Adams County we have Organizational
Leaders, Project Leaders, Activity Leaders, and Resource Leaders.
Organizational Leaders manage each 4-H club, and are the direct link
to the county 4-H office for their club. Project Leaders assist the
organizational leaders and typically have (or acquire) knowledge to
assist members working in certain project areas. Sometimes big clubs
will divide the jobs and have several project leaders to meet all
the interests of the 4-H members. Activity Leaders also assist clubs
and the county 4-H office by helping with specific activities or events.
Resource leaders are similar to Project Leaders, but instead of working
with a specific club, they work with youth from many different clubs
to enhance learning in specific areas. For more details on types of
4-H Leaders and requirements feel free to view the 4-H
Extension has several support services for new leaders. They would
put you on the mailing list, invite you to special training meetings
and workshops planned for leaders and give you materials you need
to organize a 4-H club. You may wish to ask for the name of an experienced
leader to call if you have questions. Contact a local 4-H Club Leader
to see if there is room in an existing club near you. If not, several
young people with an adult or two to help them may start a new club.