UGA Extension Office

Become a 4-H Volunteer

Become a UGA Extension Volunteer!

Volunteers are fundamental to the UGA Extension 4-H program.  They provide the assistance needed to enable youth to become healthy, self-directing contributing members of society.  As a 4-H volunteer, you have the opportunity to be a leader, mentor and role model.  As a UGA Extension 4-H volunteer with Lamar County, you may find yourself in a supervisory role which may include teaching a class, attending a week-long 4-H camp or chaperoning a 4-H activity for a few hours.     

All adults who wish to volunteer with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H county programs MUST be screened through the University of Georgia Human Resources System because of their roles in supervising children.  Supervising is defined as an adult who directs a youth's (other than their personal child's) behavior during an activity or event.

The screening process includes: 

  • Completion of an application
  • Documentation from two references
  • Background checks (Criminal and National Sex Offender Registry)

You may find the application and further information on becoming a UGA Extension 4-H volunteer in Lamar County below: