Volunteer Process Roadmap


Step One

Meet Your 4-H Representative

Step Two

Apply Online

Step Three

Youth Protection

Step Four


Meet with the staff/faculty in your county to learn about the programming offered. Tell them about your interests in becoming a 4-H volunteer. They’ll help you decide the best volunteer role for you.

New Jersey 4-H uses 4HOnline to manage enrollment. The system maintains information on youth members as well as adult volunteers. Contact our office for instructions to complete an online application to become a 4-H volunteer.


To ensure the safety and integrity of our program, we require volunteers working with youth to provide personal references and undergo a youth protection screening process. Volunteers complete an annual online training module on the protection of minors as well as undergo a criminal background check.

Learning everything about becoming a 4-H club leader doesn’t happen overnight. To get you started, we hold a two hour orientation class that covers the basics. Orientations are held on a regular basis at the 4-H Office, usually from 7-9 pm. (If you are unable to attend an evening session, we can make other arrangements.)

We will continue to provide support and information. Through 4-H you will be connected to volunteers and others to assist your growth working with youth.