Resources for 4-H Volunteers


4-H Club Leaders: Volunteer Resources that will assist Adult and Youth Leaders in 4-H Club Leadership Roles

4-H Project Leaders:  Volunteer Resources that will assist Adult and Youth Leaders in 4-H Project Leader Roles

4-H Community Club Resources: Starting and leading 4-H Clubs can be a rewarding and challenging experience. A strong 4-H club engages youth members in the decision making, leading and carrying out events and activities. Youth and adult leaders working together is the back bone of a strong 4-H club. The following links can also assist in the process:



Iowa 4-H CloverKids 

Ohio 4-H Cloverbud



Risk management is the process used to protect assets by minimizing the potential for negative outcomes. A 4-H club, group, or planning committee should anticipate potential risks as the activity is planned and should decide ways to manage these risks. Special areas for consideration include:

  • chaperones
  • emergency procedures
  • finances
  • overnight programming
  • transportation

Please refer to the Risk Management for 4-H Youth Development Volunteers fact sheet for additional information concerning risk management when planning your event. You may want to also review items on the Risk Management Checklist to ensure you’ve taken all the necessary steps to manage risk associated with your event or activity.

Enrolled Wood County 4-H members are covered by accident insurance while participating in 4-H events and activities at the club, county, state, or national level. Contact UW-Extension for additional information if it becomes necessary to file a claim.

Screened and enrolled Wood County 4-H adult leaders are provided secondary liability insurance by the county. Contact UW-Extension for additional information about this insurance or if a claim needs to be filed.

Liability waivers, permission forms, and event medical consent-health history forms are available for your use in planning and conducting 4-H events and activities.

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