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Caldwell County 4-H Needs You!

Volunteers are the key to success in the Caldwell County 4-H program. Whether you’re interested in starting a club and becoming a club leader or just have a few hours to invest in upcoming 4-H programs, we have challenging and fun positions for adults and teens who want to make a difference.

Below are the open positions and their descriptions. Don’t see a role that fits your unique talents and interests? Let’s chat! Contact Sarah Kocher at sarah_kocher@ncsu.edu.

Please Note:

All 4-H volunteers who work directly with youth in any unsupervised capacity (i.e. club leaders chaperones, field trip helpers, team coaches, etc.) are required to complete and pass an NC State background check.

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Volunteers Needed: Open Positions

We are in search of community members to fill the following volunteer positions:

  • County Service Coordinator
  • 4-H Cooking Club Co-Leader
  • Fair Day Help (Exhibit Hall)
  • STEM Challenge Event Volunteers
In an effort to be more transparent with adult and teen volunteers, a variety of volunteer positions needing to be filled for upcoming 4-H programs will be posted here each month. Whether you can give a little or a lot, please familiarize yourself with this section.
Once you have reviewed the available volunteer positions, you may fill out the Google Form to submit your interest and briefly note any qualifications the 4-H Agent should know about. In most cases, the 4-H Agent has final approval over who is selected to serve in the posted volunteer role.

County Service Coordinator

  • Description: Caldwell County 4-H is seeking a teen or adult volunteer, who has a passion for service, to coordinate bimonthly service opportunities for county 4-H members. The opportunities can be in conjunction with existing events or standalone ones. The 4-H agent will assist this volunteer with promotion.
  • Time commitment: The position is a one-year commitment. The coordinator should expect to volunteer an average of three to five hours per month.
  • Qualifications: If a teenager, the coordinator must abide by the 4-H Code of Conduct and participate in a short orientation prior to volunteering. The coordinator, if an adult, must be a cleared volunteer (endorsed by NC 4-H’s background check process) OR work toward this status after being selected. No prior 4-H experience is required, but they must enroll in 4-H Online. 

Submit your interest.

4-H Cooking Club Co-Leader

  • Description: Club Leaders provide the necessary organization and structure for 4-H members to reach their full potential and grow into future citizens and leaders. A new co-leader is needed for Cooking Club, and he/she/they will decide with the current leader how to divide club leader responsibilities. The main three categories of club leader responsibilities are record keeping, club communication and leadership.
  • Time commitment: The position is a minimum two-year commitment. Club Leaders spend about three to six hours per month on club work, which includes the club’s regular monthly meeting. Cooking Club meets the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in Hudson.
  • Qualifications: Club Leaders must be cleared volunteers (endorsed by NC 4-H’s background check process) OR work toward this status after being selected. They must enjoy working with youth and be appropriate role models. They must also attend a 4-H Volunteer 101 training prior to working with youth. (The training is periodically offered and lasts 1.5 hours.)

Submit your interest.

Fair Day Help

  • Description: Fair Day Help volunteers will assist with check in and/or check out of youth exhibits during the Caldwell Agriculture Fair. They must work well with youth and other adults and have organizational skills. 
  • Time commitment: Check in will be September 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and check out will be September 13 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Qualifications: Day Help must agree to conduct themselves according to 4-H’s volunteer standards of behavior. No prior 4-H experience is required.

We aim to fill these positions by the end of August 2021 to allow time for training and orientation.

Submit your interest.

STEM Challenge Event Volunteers

  • Description: Event volunteers will assist with youth development programs during the STEM Challenge event. They must work well with youth and other adults. Learn more about the 2021 4-H STEM challenge.
  • Time commitment: Event details are still being finalized, but the event will take place one afternoon or evening in October to celebrate STEM month. Caldwell County youth and families will be invited to participate. Volunteers will be expected to attend a short orientation meeting and be present for the duration of the event.
  • Qualifications: Volunteers must be cleared volunteers (endorsed by NC 4-H’s background check process) OR work toward this status after being selected. They must also enroll as a volunteer in 4-H Online. No prior 4-H experience is required.

We aim to fill these positions by the end of August 2021 to allow time for training and orientation.

Submit your interest.

Volunteer 101: Orientation Training

Are you interested in becoming more involved with 4-H as a volunteer? Look forward to attending an upcoming 4-H Volunteer 101 training session. It fulfills the initial training requirement for club volunteers. It will also be a great place to connect with other local 4-H leaders!

4-H Club/Volunteer Event Notification

Please complete this form to let our office know when 4-H activities or events outside of regular club meetings will be held.

4-H youth participate in Science Camp, which was hosted by the Science 4-H Club during Summer Exploring.