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How to Become a Weld County 4-H Leader

Be a 4-H Volunteer. YOU can make a difference.

4-H is an experiential learning youth education program for boys and girls ages 8-19. Its practical life skills education in science and technology, healthy lifestyles and citizenship can reach any kid ... anywhere ... any time through 4-H clubs, camps, after-school programs and events. 4-H volunteers and professionals have a great deal of latitude in determining when, where and how 4-H “learn-by-doing” activities take place.

4-H is a community of young people across America learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

With the guidance of 4-H volunteers, youth:

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

More and more youth need the values, skills and guidance 4-H offers. As a 4-H volunteer, you are supported by 4-H professionals through your local Cooperative Extension Service, a branch of your state’s land-grant university.

Sign Up to Be A Leader

People volunteer for 4-H for many reasons. One obvious benefit is to help guide and counsel our country’s future citizens and leaders. You’ll also grow as a person, develop new leadership skills, meet new friends and have great adventures!

To become a leader in the Weld County 4-H Program, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Complete the Leader Application through 4-H Online.
  2. Receive three positive references. Once we receive your New Leader Application Packet, we will send reference questionnaires to the individuals you provide.
  3. Complete the New Leader Training.
  4. Pass a background check.

We allow three months for applications to be in process. You will receive a letter once you are approved.

Please note: Only authorized leaders should act as leaders, and only authorized leaders are covered under CSU insurance.