Start Your 4-H Volunteer Journey Training

volunteers work with 4-Hers on wind power project; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

Thinking about becoming a 4-H volunteer? We are looking for people to help youth find their spark and thrive! We offer lots of ways to be involved depending on your time and interests. Join us for two one-hour virtual sessions to help you with your decision. By the end of the two-part series, you will have completed four short e-Learning modules to introduce you to the 4-H program, participate in an experiential learning activity, learn about the key aspects of positive youth development, and be introduced to ages and stages of youth. This core training will wrap up with an outline of next steps and an introduction to your county staff contact so you can begin the application process if you choose. No pressure to commit, no cost, and no reason to not attend! Please note, these sessions are for individuals who are not currently enrolled 4-H volunteers.

Upcoming Sessions

Wednesdays, September 18 & 25, 2024 from 6-7 p.m.
Tuesdays, November 12 & 19, 2024 from 6-7 p.m.


Contact Jen Lobley,; 207.255.3345.


Registration is required, but there is no cost.

Register for September 18 & 25, 2024

Register for November 12 & 19, 2024

For a reasonable accommodation, please contact Jen Lobley at; 207.255.3345.

4-H is a community for all kids with programs that suit a variety of backgrounds, interests, budgets and schedules. In 4-H programs, youth complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Clubs can take a variety of forms, ranging from at home, in school, after school, in person and online. As a system, Cooperative Extension believes that diverse perspectives, values and beliefs help generate better ideas to solve the complex problems of a changing—and increasingly diverse—world.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 Boudreau Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).