Volunteer's make up the heart and soul of 4-H. Due to variety of programming and activities offered through 4-H there is no way that Camden County Extension staff could organize, supervise and chaperone every event and activity alone. 4-H volunteers help fill in this gap and make it possible for Camden County to offer more diverse programming to fit the wants and needs of our 4-H'ers. See our Volunteer Interest Form to learn more information about how to volunteer for 4-H.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please complete and return the Volunteer Interest Form below. You can also contact the 4-H office at 912-576-3219 for more information. Our process for screening applicants has been updated and the background sceening process has become much more secure in how sensitive information is collected.
Step 1: Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form
Step 2: Fill out the Volunteer Agreement
Step 3: Fill out the Volunteer Application
After you download and complete the form, save as a PDF and email as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the Volunteer Interest Form, Volunteer Agreement, and Application have been returned, we will send you an email with a link to complete your background screening.
Opportunities to Volunteer
There are a wide variety of ways in which you can serve Camden County Extension in a volunteer capacity below are just a few of the many jobs and opportunities.
Guest Speakers – provide educational material on your interest or expertise to elementary, middle, high school, or special interest club meetings.
Project Achievement - demonstration & portfolio preparation for all levels of project competition and/or participate in help session organized by 4-H staff. This includes helping proofread speeches, assist 4-H member in making visuals and reviewing 4-H’ers resume portfolio for grammar and content.
Judging Team – coordinate, plan, and set up for judging event practices. Programs available include Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree, Lifesmarts, Forestry, Horse, Wildlife, Livestock, or Poultry.
Target Sports - looking for coaches that will dedicate one evening per week to work with shooter and parent as they learn proper firearm safety and precision shooting. Coaches must attend Georgia 4-H SAFE Coaches Certification Training. In addition a Project Assistant is needed to coordinate e-mail list serves, t-shirt orders, collect dues, and help with public relations for the 4-H BB Teams.
Local Event Chaperones – assist with 4-H Service Projects like Adopt-A-Highway and assisting with a food bank, and help with other 4-H events including chaperon 4-H Fundraiser Dances.
Camp & Conference Volunteers – Volunteers are needed to serve as a chaperon for out of town conferences and summer camp. Must complete online Risk Management Training.
Summer Program–help plan low cost summer classes and lead a segment of the activities in the areas of crafts, games, leadership, teamwork, nature, science, and food preparation.
Awards Banquet–help plan theme and decorations, assist with setting up and cleanup of facility, and assist with preparation of awards.
Office Helpers –help with data entry, copies, mail-outs, bagging can tabs, and other jobs.
Specialty Club– be a club leader for a specialty club, for example a Photography Club. We welcome your ideas for specialty clubs. We currently have the poultry club and arts and crafts club that need helpers. In the past we had a community service club that needs new leadership.
Public Relations Volunteers – help plan public relations activities for local 4-H program including National 4-H Week promotion, festivals, parades, etc.
Fundraising– help compile donor list, prepare mailing, contact donors, and raise funds for 4-H program.
Advisory Board Member - serve on the 4-H advisory board as to help shape the local program and enhance opportunities for youth through promotional and educational program.
4-H Special Events - The 4-H program offers many special events for promotion and recognition of the 4-H program and participants. Volunteers are needed to help with planning, preparation, implementation including crowd control and registration, and cleanup of these special events.