The 4-H program wouldn't exist without our 4-H Leaders. These individuals, often parents of 4-H club members, take on the shared responsibility of leading activities which range from Skills or Livestock projects to Communications, Community Service or Fundraising activities. Clubs are busy throughout the year, so we encourage volunteers to create leadership teams to share the workload of various tasks. This document includes a suggested breakdown of Club Leadership Team Roles
To become a Club Volunteer, Volunteer Leader or maintain your current leader status please choose one of the following options:
The "most common" leader roles in the 4-H program are Overall Leader and Project Leader. An Overall Leader is typically an individual who has an established history in the program who oversee a club and provide guidance to both club members and the members on the leadership team. A Project Leader is a volunteer with an interest in a particular subject area (or two!) who is willing to ensure members have an opportunity to Learn to Do by Doing in a structured and supportive environment. It is not about being an expert - it is about being interested and willing, so sometimes Project Leaders are learning a skill alongside their members.
4-H Canada implemented new Youth Safety Policies (click to read) as of 2020. More than ever, it is crucial that Clubs have an adequate number of Volunteer Leaders to help meet the Rule of Two Policy. We encourage ALL parents to complete the New Volunteer Leader requirements so that they are able to fill in when leaders are needed.