Are you interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer?

If so, please contact Bridget Moore by email (, or phone (740.593.8555). The winter and early spring months are a great time to get started as a volunteer because it gives you enough time to complete the selection process and training by the end of March.

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.

Letter to Potential Volunteers

All individuals who are interested in volunteering with The Ohio State University Extension and working with a member 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:

  • Complete an application and return it to the Extension office – Volunteer Application
  • Have references collected by Extension professionals (references will be listed on the volunteer application).
  • Complete an interview which will be scheduled once references have been collected.
  • Submit to a criminal history fingerprint record check.
  • WebCheck/Fingerprinting Form for background check will be given to potential volunteers at the time of their interview.
  • Where to go in Athens County for WebCheck/Fingerprinting
  • Upon completion of fingerprinting please submit your receipt to the Extension office for reimbursement.
  • Agree to and sign the volunteer standards of behavior form – Standards of Behavior Form
  • Participate in an orientation/training program which will be scheduled through the Extension office.

o   New 4-H Volunteer Orientation is scheduled for the following dates: (All trainings are held at the OSU Extension office 280 W Union St)

  • TBD