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Why Volunteer?

People volunteer with 4-H for many reasons. One obvious benefit is to help guide and mentor our country’s future citizens and leaders. Volunteers also develop new leadership skills, meet new friends, and have great adventures.

Adult volunteers play an important role in 4-H youth education programs. They coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state, and national 4-H events.

4-H volunteers help 4-Hers to:

  • Learn by doing
  • Develop leadership and life skills
  • Make new friends
  • Give back to the community
  • Build connections with others
  • Prepare, do, and share.

What does a club leader do?


  • Works with the members to plan club activities and events.
  • Chaperones youth activities and field trips.
  • Facilitates education through “hands-on” learning experiences.
  • Supports and creates local community service opportunities.
  • Serves as a role model and mentor for youth.
  • Teaches youth important life and work skills.
  • Shares his or her special knowledge and interests with young people.

Ready to get started? Contact the Plymouth County Extension office  today to learn about becoming a 4-H volunteer. 774-404-7020

Who can volunteer?

Any adult with an interest in young people is welcome to volunteer. You do not need to be an "expert." Parents, professionals, homemakers, teachers, youth leaders, and other caring adults serve as 4-H volunteers. Adult volunteers “Learn by Doing” along with the 4-H members they work with.  The only requirements to volunteer for 4-H are enthusiasm and a desire to work with young people.

4-H volunteers also serve on Advisory and Program Councils, teach workshops, raise funds, recruit new members or volunteers, judge at fairs and contests, or work with an Educator as a middle manager organizing and implementing events. Volunteers also serve on camp and fair boards.  4-H is flexible and volunteer work can be suited to a variety of lifestyles!

New club Forms

 New clubs must have the below three forms on file with 4-H office to be a chartered Club.  Clubs may not meet until these three forms are accepted by the 4-H office and an adult volunteer passes a full screening ( reference checks and CORI)

Contact Us to become a volunteer

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

We love visitors, so feel free to visit.

We work out of the office often so please call first to make sure we are available to see you. 

Plymouth County 4H

44 Obery St, Plymouth, MA 02360, US

(774) 404-7020