4-H volunteers

Volunteer with 4-H!

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers make a difference in our programs!

Did you know that more than 160 adults volunteer with Oneida County 4-H programs each year? Volunteering is fun and rewarding, and enables you to share your experiences with others. Do you like bird watching, cooking, gardening or working with animals? There are many interesting projects and fun things to do in 4-H.

Imagine a young person's satisfaction at learning a new skill, or at doing a job well. Imagine your own satisfaction at watching a young person blossom. You can help our young people as they gain confidence and self-esteem - essential ingredients for happy, productive citizens.

Whether you want to be a club leader or work with kids on a short-term project, there's a role for you in 4-H. Many volunteer roles involve working directly with youth while others do not. Some volunteers are engaged with the program for a long period of time, such as leading a 4-H Club for several years. Others volunteer on a one-time, short-term or even an annual basis, for example, being a homework helper at an after school program, volunteering at a special interest workshop, serving as a judge for public speaking or for an event at the 4-H Youth Fair. In whatever role you may choose to volunteer, our 4-H office can provide training, resources and support that can help make your volunteer position as rewarding as possible for everyone involved.

Prospective volunteers complete an Enrollment Form. In addition, those who volunteer to work directly with youth will be asked to consent to a criminal background screening, Annual Sexual Harassment Training(10 minute video), One-Time CCE Reference Check as a means of ensuring the safety and security both of our volunteers and of the people we serve through our programs.

Annual 4-H Volunteer Fee: There is $10 enrollment fee per adult volunteer. **

**This helps defray the cost of the mandatory background checks, motor vehicle records and insurance.

Payment should be in check form. Checks Payable: CCE ONEIDA

The annual fees are used to defray the costs of printing newsletters, mailings related to major events, activities and insurance cost. Youth/Volunteers who are unable to pay the fee will not be prohibited from participating in the 4-H program. Please call the Oneida County 4-H Office at 315-736-3394 to discuss this issue.


4-H Volunteer Enrollment Paperwork

Reference Check Form - Submit 2 Completed References Form with Application.

Sexual Harassment Video Link

NEW** We also now offer Online Enrollment

4-H Volunteer Online Enrollment Instructions

For More Information about Enrolling a youth as a Member Check out our Become a 4-H Member Tab!!

Last updated February 10, 2021