4-H Leader Responsibilities
Types of 4-H Adult Leader Volunteers:
- The Organizational leader: is the main leader of the club (there can also be Co-organizational leaders)
- Attend District meetings
- Main contact for potential new 4-H members
- Work with other leaders, youth members, and the Marathon County Extension office to plan club activities for the year and complete financial review
- Project leaders: State confirmed leader volunteers who plan and organize youth activities around a certain project(s) for and with 4-H youth. There can be multiple leaders for the same project in a club, and a project leader for a specific club, can hold meetings for the entire county.
more than one one person in a club who share the leadership responsibilities is essential to the long-term success of a 4-H club. The UW-Extension Office is a great resource for all leaders and the 4-H members.
Some specific responsibilities are:
- Organize the club each fall (leaders and officers of a club).
- Assist youth in the planning of the club’s yearly program, including the monthly meetings and activities (Encourage youth involvement!)
- Assist in recruiting new project and activity leaders.
- Recruit and work with youth leaders being sure they are active with with club activities and project meetings.
- Make sure responsible officers are re-elected for the club and go over duties once new officers are elected.
- Willing to help with or find people to help with county events
- Be willing, and encourage others, to serve on county committees and attend other 4-H meetings
- Obtain parental involvement with projects and activities
- Let the club officers run the meeting, but help them understand their responsibilities. Be a good listener.
- Assist members with project selections.
- Send requested information to the UW-Extension Office on time
- Keep members and parents informed on club activities
- Attend 4-H Leader Certification Training. Must be done within the first year of leadership.
- Make sure re-enrollment forms are turned into 4-H office by November 1st and new enrollment forms by March 1st.
- 4-H Club Financial Handbook for Leaders: www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/pubs/pubdetails.cfm?publicationid=18pubdetails
- New Club Leader Resources: www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/clubs/starting.cfmstarting
- Effective Club Meeting Materials: www.uwex.edu/ces/4h/clubs/meetings.cfm
- General Incident Report