White 4-H Logo on green background on the left, on the right "#4HGrows through volunteers" text on blue background.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

The types and commitment levels of our volunteers vary but one this is always constant – we need YOU. From short term volunteer to long-term, club level to county to state, we need all hands on deck if we’re going to have a successful 4-H Program. So bring your talents, your passions and your mission to help youth, and join us on this journey! Below are some of the positions we always have available. 

4-H Group Short-Term 4-H Group Long-Term County 4-H Short-Term County 4-H Long-Term
  • Activity Leader
  • Fundraiser Coordinator
  • Guest Speaker
  • Event Coordinator
  • Food Stand Coord
  • Leader
  • Chaperone
  • Financial Leader
  • New Family Mentor
  • Event Organizer
  • Report Reviewer
  • Class Instructor
  • Arts Judge
  • Food Stand Org
  • Club Mentor
  • WLC Member
  • Board Member

These are just some of the positions you could help with, if you have an idea of how you’d like to help La Crosse County 4-H either at the club, project or county level, please reach out to Emily Crook at 608-785-9761 or emily.crook@wisc.edu.

Certified Volunteers

Long-term volunteers who take on leadership and custodial care of youth need to be certified 4-H adult volunteers and recognized by the WI 4-H Program. Adult volunteers must complete the following requirements as dictated by the State of Wisconsin in regards to working with UW-Extension youth. For a comprehensive list and access to the trainings, please visit: Training for Volunteers from WI 4-H. Below is a quick summary of what is required.

  • Enroll in 4-H Online
  • Background Check (every 4 years)
  • Orientation Process – currently Volunteer in Preparation Training and Risk Management Training
  • Safe Environment Training – currently Building Safe Spaces, Title IX, and Mandated Reporter Trainings
  • Mission & Role Training – currently in development from WI 4-H.

Become a Youth Volunteer

4-H youth are offered different volunteer opportunities throughout the year in their projects and clubs. Some examples of youth volunteer roles include:

  • Serving as a club officer
  • Assisting leaders and judges at events
  • Joining 4-H Ambassadors
  • Planning Project activities with mentors
  • Clerking at the La Crosse Interstate Fair

Please visit the Youth Leadership page to learn more about how youth can serve La Crosse County 4-H.