2024 Knox County 4-H Volunteer Kickoff

Please hold one of the following dates to attend the yearly mandatory 4-H Volunteer Kickoff:

  • Wednesday, January 17: 4-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 20: 9-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, January 23: 5-7 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 25: 6-8 p.m


The 2024 Knox County 4-H Volunteer Kickoff will be held in person at the Ramser 4-H Activity Center. We will have a maximum number of 50 individuals at each session. Please fill out the following survey for the session you would like to attend: http://go.osu.edu/2024volunteerkickoff


Please keep in mind that your attendance at one of these sessions is a mandatory component of remaining a volunteer in good standing.


Volunteers and parents help make 4-H possible. Without 4-H volunteers and parents the program would not have the mentors and leaders that 4-Hers need in order to learn the new skills that 4-H has to offer youth. With each volunteer comes knowledge, experiences, and skills which can be taught to      4-H youth and shared with the 4-H program "to make the best better." Volunteers and parents are a major reason for 4-H's success in youth development. Since 1902, parents and volunteers have helped the 4-H program develop successful leaders, build young minds, and set the path for 4-Hers to take the world by storm.

To become a 4-H volunteer, you will be invited to special training meetings and will receive an invitation to our blog, and other written materials to help you learn your responsibilities as a volunteer and provide you with guidance. Andrea, Lindsey, and current volunteers will mentor you too.


Ways to Volunteer


Organizational Club Advisor
Advise a diverse group of 4-H members, (usually in one geographic area) enrolled in a variety of projects.  Will be the main contact for the club. 

Organizational Club Advisor Position Description

Project & Resource Club Advisor
Share your skills, talents and special interests in a single project area. For example: clothing, dogs, rabbits, horses, bicycling, computers, wood working, photography, etc.

Project & Resource Club Advisor Position Description

Cloverbud Volunteer 
Lead children, in grades K-2, through hands-on learning activites, as they develop social skills, learn and grow

Cloverbud Volunteer Position Description


Ready to Become a Volunteer?


The Process

  • Contact the OSU Extension office and talk to Andrea or Lindsey to indicate an interest in becoming an Extension volunteer
  • You can access the application process from here or you can stop by the OSU Extension Office located at 160 Columbus Road to pick up a hard copy.
  • Complete and submit a completed application (this includes full contact information for your references) and a Standards of Behavior form.
  • After receiving and reviewing an appropriate number of responses by references and the application, an interview with the applicant will be scheduled with Andrea and Lindsey.
  • After a successful first interview, the applicant will acquire and self-pay for a Webcheck report through Ohio BCI.
  • Once all forms and reports are accepted and in the applicant’s file, the applicant will be informed of their status as a volunteer for a one-year term which may be renewed at the discretion of the OSU Extension staff.
  • For 2023, this process needs to be STARTED AFTER AUGUST 1, 2022 AND COMPLETED BY JANUARY 13, 2023.
  • The process from start to finish should be no more than a month.
  • You are required to complete an annual 4-H Volunteer Kickoff held in January every year.
  • You will also be required to complete an Ohio BCI check every four years. 


Application Process 

Below are the printable pages that you can fill out

  1. Cover Letter 
  2. Printable Volunteer Application
  3. Fillable Volunteer Application
  4. Standards of Behavior
For more information please contact Andrea or Lindsey