Interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer? Applications due February 11, 2022

Please contact us at 419-422-3851.  This is a great time to begin the process if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. We need to have all new volunteers trained and ready to go by the end of February!

Each year, more than 25,000 adult and teen volunteers contribute their time, energies, and talents to enable Ohio 4-H to reach nearly 300,000 youth.

All individuals who are interested in volunteering with The Ohio State University and working with members of a "vulnerable population" (minors, elderly over age 65, or individuals with disabilities) MUST complete a selection process under the direction of an Extension professional.

Potential volunteers will:

  • Receive a position description - link to cover letter
  • Complete an application and return to Extension office - Link to Volunteer Application Form
  • Have references collected by Extension professionals (named on application form)
  • Complete an interview
  • Submit to a criminal history fingerprint record check - Link to Fingerprint "How-to" page
  • Agree to, and sign the "Volunteer Standards of Behavior Form" found in Volunteer Application Form
  • Participate in an orientation/training program

2022 4-H Volunteer Orientation Sessions

February 15 - New Volunteer Orientation - 7 pm - contact the office at 419-422-3851


Advisor Resources

Opportunities for Adult 4-H Volunteers
4-H groups have Community Club Advisors & Project Advisors
Short term volunteers help with county or statewide 4-H events such as school enrichment programs, livestock judging, project workshops, Ohio State Fair activities etc.
Become a Cloverbud Advisor, become a Master Clothing Educator

Participate on a county committee:

  • Horse or Goat Council - support Jr Fair horse & goat programs
  • 4-H Advisory Council - supports & directs Hancock 4-H program, elected annually during 4-H Volunteer Recognition Banquet
  • Extension Advisory Council - supports & directs OSU Extension Hancock Co., several positions represent the 4-H program
Recognition for Volunteers
Outstanding 4-H Alumni Award
Outstanding Service to 4-H Award
Hancock Co. 4-H Volunteer Hall of Fame Award