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Colorado 4-H Leadership Resources

Adult Leadership

Become A Volunteer Leader

Join over 11,000 parents and other adults committed to

the “Revolution of Responsibility” in the Colorado 4-H youth development program! How do you become a 4-H leader? Contact your county office to learn more! 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.

Volunteers are the “heart” of 4-H! Volunteers build the capacity of 4-H to reach tens of thousands Colorado youth every year. As a Colorado 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.

4-H Volunteer Orientation (online)

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. All four components must be completed to obtain the e-Learning certificate. Contact your local county 4-H Extension Agent for the county password.

Accessing the e-Learning Modules

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

Volunteer Resources

4-H Money Matters Fact Sheets

Youth Leadership