Learn how you can give your time, talents and skills to Making the Best Better as a 4-H Volunteer.


New 4-H Volunteer Requirements

Adults who would like to become volunteers with the Clark County 4-H program must complete a five step process.  These steps do not need to be done in sequence, but must all be completed before an adult begins working with youth in the Clark County 4-H Program.  If you are interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer, please call 937-398-7599  to schedule an interview appointment with Patty House (house.18@osu.edu) Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development.               

4-H Volunteer Opportunities

Review these volunteer position descriptions to learn about opportunities to start a 4-H club, teach a project, lead an activity, or serve on a committee. 

Organizational Club Volunteer Project or Activity Volunteer
Cloverbud Volunteer Committee Volunteer

New 4-H Volunteer Applicant Letter to Learn About Five Step Process To Becoming A 4-H Volunteer

Click here for the 2024 New 4-H Volunteer Packet. (New 4-H Volunteer Applicant Letter, 4-H Volunteer Application, 4-H Volunteer Standards of Behavior, Fingerprint Return Card, and 4-H Volunteer Opportunities)

  1. Complete and sign 4-H Volunteer Application (you will need to provide 3 non-family references on your application)
  2. Read, Agreed to, Sign and Submit 4-H Volunteer Standards of Behavior
  3.  Obtain an Ohio BCI Background Check  Visit one of the Clark County locations to have a web check done. You must use reason code 2151.86 for obtaining a fingerprint background check. Please print and take the Clark County Background Check Information with you, it has all the information needed so that your information is delivered correctly.  Special Note: If you have had your fingerprints taken within the past 12 months for working with children, working with the elderly, or certain types of licensing please fill out the Request For Copy of Ohio Background Check.
  1. Complete and interview with Patty House, 4-H Educator, call 937-398-7599 to schedule an appointment.
  2. Participate in New 4-H Volunteer Orientation on February 1, 2024 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. and April 1, 2024 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at OSU Extension Clark County.

Requirements for Tenured 4-H Volunteers

We have a tremendous core of 4-H volunteers working with the Clark County 4-H Program.  4-H volunteers who have given one or more years of service to the Clark County 4-H Program need to complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the your Re-Enrollment for Volunteers online at http://oh.4honline.com (Instruction were included in your club's Running Start folder. This re-enrollment must be completed before April 1.
  • All Ohio State University volunteers including OSU Extension's 4-H Volunteers will be required to complete a web-based background check every 4 years.  More details regarding this process will be sent directly to volunteers explaining this process further.  If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Patty House (house.18@osu.edu), 4-H Extension Educator at 937-398-7599.
  • Take advantage of 4-H volunteer trainings and opportunities at the county and state level.  Training is higly encouraged to help you to continue to Make the Best Better!

    Clark County 4-H Volunteers have several opportunities to meet the Annual Required 4-H Volunteer Training. All 4-H volunteers, club advisors, committee volunteers, camp volunteers, etc. are required by Ohio 4-H to attend a 2-hour annual training program to continue to serve as 4-H volunteers.

    To meet this requirement, please plan on registering and attending one of the following training dates:

    Jan. 25 - 6:30 PM, Extension Office

    Jan. 26 - 1 PM, Extension Office

    Jan. 27 - 11 AM, Extension Office

    Jan. 28 - 2 PM, Extension Office

    Jan. 29 - 6:30 PM, Extension Office

    Jan. 30 - 6:30 PM, Extension Office

    Jan. 31 - 6:30 PM, Extension Office

    Feb. 10 - 11:30 AM, Annex, Fairgrounds

    Go to https://go.osu.edu/2024clarkco4hrequiredvolunteertraining to register now for one of the sessions.

    Cloverbud Volunteer Training - February 22, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.
    Quality Assurance Training for Club Advisors - February 20, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.


Resource for 4-H Volunteers

Clark County 4-H Volunteer Handbook

Use to answer your questions about club management, risk management, working with parents, managing finances, providing meaningful learning experiences, connecting to all the Clark County 4-H opportunities and much more.


Ohio Volunteer Conference

2024 Ohio 4-H Conference Booklet

2024 Ohio 4-H Conference Form - Due before February 9


Club Financial Management Items

Clark County 4-H Club and Committee Financial Binder 

Individual forms can be located on the Application and Forms page.