Volunteer Positions

There are so many ways you can make an impact in the lives of youth.

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Being a leader or volunteer with 4-H Ontario gives you a chance to impact the lives of youth in so many different ways. From leading a club to supporting local and provincial opportunities. Learn about the many ways you can help shape the success of 4-H in Ontario.

Clubs are the heart of the 4-H experience. It is where youth follow our experiential learning model to truly Learn To Do By Doing.

  • 4-H clubs are comprised of a minimum of six 4-H members
  • Ages 9-21
  • At least two trained and screened volunteers lead the club
  • The club decides on a topic of interest
  • Members learn about the topic during 4-H meetings through instruction and activities provided by the volunteers.

Help introduce the 4-H program to our youngest group the Cloverbuds.

  • Youth ages 6-8
  • At least two trained and screened volunteers lead the club
  • Lead hands on activities covering a wide variety of topics supported by curriculum supplied by 4-H Ontario

4-H Ontario offers a variety of opportunities for 4-H volunteers to network and participate in learning opportunities:

  • E-symposiums connect volunteers from across the province through technology to learn about different topics. These one- hour sessions are facilitated by the 4-H Ontario Volunteer Support Team.
  • Volunteer Symposiums are held either virtually or in person and include guest presentations, learning opportunities on a variety of current and relevant topics and sharing and networking times

For more information contact volunteers@4-hontario.ca.

This is an annual opportunity to learn, enhance skills and make valuable connections with 4-H volunteers from across the province. At the Volunteer Conference and Annual meeting or C.A.M. You will:

  • meet other 4-H volunteers who share your values and passion for youth engagement through workshops, breakout sessions, social activities, and more.
  • CAM will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated with exciting new ideas to take back to your clubs, fellow 4-H volunteers and your local 4-H Association.

Volunteer Conference and Annual General Meeting

4-H Associations govern the 4-H program at a local level. There a variety of positions available at the local 4-H Association level- Board Director or Executive, Committee members, Coordinators (i.e. screening contact, membership coordinator, awards coordinator). Check with your local 4-H Association of opportunities to serve the broader 4-H community.

For more information contact the Coordinator, Volunteer Support for your area.

Each 4-H Association elects/appoints an Association Representative. This role acts as a liaison between the local 4-H Association and 4-H Ontario Board of Directors.

For more information contact 4-H Ontario at ea@4-hontario.ca.

Association Representatives have the opportunity to be nominated for election to the Ontario 4-H Council Board of Directors. Elections are held in conjunction with the Ontario 4-H Council’s Annual General Meeting each year in late winter. Nominations can be submitted right up until the election. Associations Representatives vote and elect Council Directors from the presented nominees.

Interested in serving as an Ontario 4-H Council Board Director? Click here to complete the nomination process.

For more information contact 4-H Ontario at standards@4-hontario.ca

Have you ever wanted to volunteer with 4-H at the provincial level? Did you love attending 4-H Camp and have a passion for helping youth realize their full potential? We are looking for you! Filling out this form is not a commitment to attend these events, but to join our list of volunteers interested in attending these opportunities as a facilitator. 

4-H Ontario relies on our generous volunteers to help deliver our Provincial Youth Camps and Conferences.

  • Adult Facilitator: Facilitators are required to be at a minimum three (3) years older than the oldest participant attending the opportunity and be a Volunteer in Good Standing with up to date screening and training.
  • Youth Facilitators support the role of Facilitator in the staff team. Youth Facilitators must be a minimum of two (2) years older than the oldest participant attending the opportunity
  • Evening Program Volunteer: An evening program volunteer is a person who is willing to come into camp and assist the 4-H Ontario Programming staff in providing overnight supervision including activities such as nightly room checks and/or patrols. Evening volunteers are required to be at least 21 years old. They would be welcome to stay overnight at the facility however that is not a requirement. The time commitment for an evening volunteer would be between one to four hours per night.
  • Chaperone for Day or overnight activities: Chaperones are required for both day and overnight opportunities. Chaperones would be a minimum of 25 years of age and be a Volunteer in Good Standing with up to date screening and training.

For more information or to discuss these roles, contact:
4-H Ontario’s Coordinator, Programming
1.877.410.6748 x483