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Rowan County 4-H thrives because of our wonderful volunteers! Our volunteers serve many roles, which may include: club leaders, workshop instructors, fundraiser workers, assisting with 4-H events, chaperones, helpers, and more!

Check out the NC 4-H Volunteer Guidebook to learn more!

We love 4-H volunteers

How do I become a 4-H volunteer?

-Contact Laura Allen, 4-H Agent, at to express interest.

-Register in 4-HOnline2.0 (must be completed annually).

-Watch the Minors on Campus training video embedded in your 4-HOnline2.0 registration (must be completed annually).

-Fill out the online background check forms once they are emailed to you (must be completed every 3 years).

-Complete initial 4-H Volunteer training with the 4-H Agent. A training must be attended annually.

NC 4-H volunteers

Important Information for all 4-H Volunteers

Please report your 2021 contacts by the 10th of every month after the month for which you are reporting (January reports are due by Feb. 10):

The 4-H year runs January-December. All volunteers and club members MUST be re-enrolled in 4-HOnline2.0 in January each year, regardless of when they registered in 4-HOnline2.0 the previous year.

Join Parents, Alumni, Leaders and Supporters (PALS)! This is a group open to any adult who wants to support 4-H and help plan, fundraise and share new ideas that will benefit the Rowan County 4-H Program. This group meets every other month at 6 p.m. at the Extension office. Learn more about PALS by reading their Constitution & Bylaws.

Upcoming 4-H Volunteer Conferences:

4-H Volunteer Conference of Southern States at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia (held annually in either September or October)

South Central District Fall Day (held annually each Fall; location varies)

  • Saturday, November 4, 2023 in Lee County

NC 4-H Volunteer Leaders’ Association: February 2-4, 2024 (held annually the first weekend of Feb.)

Important Information for current Rowan County 4-H

Club Leader Volunteers

If you are seeking reimbursement from your club’s account OR if you are needing money out of your club’s account to pay a bill, please use the PALS money use form.

Your club is encouraged to do fundraisers! Please let the 4-H Agent know ahead of time to make sure it won’t conflict with another 4-H fundraiser and to make sure all receipting requirements are being met.

It is okay for your club to seek donations. However, please notify the 4-H Agent of this as well (we don’t want our county program and multiple clubs to be seeking donations from the same folks every time).

If your club receives money (donation, club fee, fundraiser money, etc) the money MUST be RECEIPTED and TURNED IN to the Extension office within 3 DAYS of receiving it! If you need a receipt book, please let the 4-H Agent know.

Please use the 4-H Club Leader Resource folder (link emailed to club leaders). No need to “reinvent the wheel” when we have great resources we can share! If you don’t have access and would like to have access to this folder, email the 4-H Agent!

All of your club members MUST be enrolled in 4-HOnline2.0 in order to participate in Rowan County 4-H! You are REQUIRED to keep a copy of each 4-H’ers enrollment form with you at 4-H club meetings and events and to keep them locked up when not in use. Contact the 4-H Agent if you are missing any enrollments.

Please push your 4-H’ers to do a project record book, achievement plan, or to find a new way to get involved in 4-H!

Brief club information and/or a 4-H picture & caption can be submitted for the newsletter. Please send it to me by the 25th of the month prior to the newsletter publishing date (which is typically the 1st of the month).

Don’t forget that each 4-H club MUST do at least 1 service project each year!

Remember that as a club leader, you MUST attend 2 volunteer trainings during the calendar year to be able to re-charter your club.

Thank you to 4-H volunteers