Volunteer leaders are a crucial part of the growth and execution of our programs. Our leaders have the opportunity to assist in a variety of ways. Volunteer leaders must be at least 18 years of age, agree to be properly trained, and if selected, abide by the Georgia Volunteer Guidelines.
Volunteer Screening Process
All volunteers are asked to complete an application and go through a screening process. This application and process has been created and is in place to protect the volunteers and all the people that are involved.
Supervising is defined as an adult who directs a youth's (other than their personal child's) behavior during an activity or event. All adults with supervisory roles must be screened. UGA Cooperative Extension employees have been screened through the employment process. See Volunteer Types for explanation of various levels of certification and screening. To start the volunteer process contact the Fayette County Extension Office.
Camp & Conference Volunteers – Serve as a chaperone for out of town conferences and summer camp. Must complete Certified Overnight Chaperone Training.
Fundraising Leaders – help brainstorm idea, coordinate projects, compile donor list, prepare mailings, contact donors, and raise funds for 4-H program.
Judging Team Leaders – coordinate, plan, set up, and teach judging event practices. Current programs in need of volunteers include Cotton Boll & Consumer Jamboree, Poultry, Forestry, and Wildlife.
Local Event Chaperones – assist with monthly meetings, day trips, service activities, or other local 4-H events.
Office Helpers – help with data entry, mail-outs, etc.
Project Achievement Leaders - help with demonstration & portfolio preparation for all levels of project competition. Demonstration preparation includes helping proofread speeches, assist 4-H member in making visuals, etc. A portfolio is a compiled record of the 4-H member's accomplishments for the year in their project area, leadership, community service, and other community involvement.
Public Relations Volunteers – help brainstorm and plan public relations activities for local 4-H program.
Specialty Club Leader –begin and serve as a club leader for a specialty club. Examples may include a Photography Club, Cooking Club, Adventure Club, etc. We welcome your ideas!
Summer Program Leaders – help plan and chaperone summer activities and Cloverbud Day Camp.
Shooting Sports Leaders - Fayette County 4-H currently does not offer any shooting sports due to a lack of certified coaches and volunteers. Certified coaches go through the overnight Georgia 4-H SAFE Coaches Certification Training. If you're interested in being a certified SAFE Coach for a 4-H SAFE Shooting Sport (Archery, Shotgun, BB, are some examples) please reach out to the Extension Office for more information.